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Date: 1769

"The narrowness of my fortune, which I see in a much stronger light in this land of luxury, and the apparent impossibility of placing the most charming of women in the station my heart wishes, give me anxieties which my reason cannot conquer."

— Brooke [née Moore], Frances (bap. 1724, d. 1789)

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Date: 1769

"Do not be alarmed for me; reason and the impossibility of success will conquer my passion for this angelic woman"

— Brooke [née Moore], Frances (bap. 1724, d. 1789)

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Date: 1769

"That this preference had, however, been salutary, though painful; since it had determined her to conquer a passion, which could only make her life wretched if it continued."

— Brooke [née Moore], Frances (bap. 1724, d. 1789)

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Date: 1769

"What gratitude do we not owe to heaven! may the sense of it be for ever engraven on our hearts!"

— Brooke [née Moore], Frances (bap. 1724, d. 1789)

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Date: 1769

"My voyage ought undoubtedly to be considered as an abdication: I am to all intents and purposes dead in law as a lover; and the lady has a right to consider her heart as vacant, and to proceed to a new election."

— Brooke [née Moore], Frances (bap. 1724, d. 1789)

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Date: 1769

Savages may regard "the Christian system of marriage as contrary to the laws of nature and reason"

— Brooke [née Moore], Frances (bap. 1724, d. 1789)

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Date: 1769

"If my ideas of things are right, the human mind is naturally virtuous; the business of education is therefore less to give us good impressions, which we have from nature, than to guard us against bad ones, which are generally acquired."

— Brooke [née Moore], Frances (bap. 1724, d. 1789)

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Date: 1769

"To the arts of the libertine, however fair, my heart had always been steeled."

— Brooke [née Moore], Frances (bap. 1724, d. 1789)

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Date: 1769

"The first moment I saw Colonel Rivers convinced me my heart had till then been a stranger to true tenderness"

— Brooke [née Moore], Frances (bap. 1724, d. 1789)

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Date: 1769

"Deprived by their extreme ignorance, and that indolence which nothing but their ardor for war can surmount, of all the conveniencies, as well as elegant refinements of polished life; strangers to the softer passions, love being with them on the same footing as amongst their fellow-tenants of the...

— Brooke [née Moore], Frances (bap. 1724, d. 1789)

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