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Date: 1799

"Then I began to revolve the consequences, which the mist of passion had hitherto concealed"

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1799

The heart may be "lightened of its usual weight"

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1799

The mind may be a theater "of discord and agony"

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1799

Words may operate on the "frame like lightning"

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1799

"My unfledged fancy had not hitherto soared to this pitch."

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1799

"My understanding was bemazed, and my senses were taught to distrust their own testimony"

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1799

"My thoughts flowed with tumult and rapidity."

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1799

"I was driven, by a sort of mechanical impulse, in his foot-steps."

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1799

Past events may be painted, "in vivid hues" on the [canvas] of the memory

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1799

"They thought and acted in different but not discordant keys."

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.