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Date: 1797

"'Behold, what is woman!' said he--'The slave of her passions, the dupe of her senses! When pride and revenge speak in her breast, she defies obstacles, and laughs at crimes!'" "Assail but her senses; let music, for instance, touch some feeble chord of her heart, and echo to her fancy, and lo! al...

— Radcliffe [née Ward], Ann (1764-1823)

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Date: 1797

"The ruling passion of his nature once more resumed its authority, and he determined to earn the honour which the Marchesa had in store for him."

— Radcliffe [née Ward], Ann (1764-1823)

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Date: 1797

"'I have been through life,' said the penitent, 'the slave of my passions, and they have led me into horrible excesses."

— Radcliffe [née Ward], Ann (1764-1823)

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Date: 1797

"Though a lawless passion had first suggested to the dark mind of Schedoni the atrocious act, which should destroy a brother, many circumstances and considerations had conspired to urge him towards its accomplishment."

— Radcliffe [née Ward], Ann (1764-1823)

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Date: 1814

"The memory is sometimes so retentive, so serviceable, so obedient--at others, so bewildered and so weak--and at others again, so tyrannic, so beyond controul!"

— Austen, Jane (1775-1817)

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