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Date: 1794

"[T]he thing in which my imagination revelled the most freely, was the analysis of the private and internal operations of the mind, employing my metaphysical dissecting knife in tracing and laying bare the involutions of motive, and recording the gradually accumulating impulses."

— Godwin, William (1756-1836)

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Date: 1794

"The slightest breath of dishonour would have stung him to the very soul"

— Godwin, William (1756-1836)

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Date: 1794

"Mr. Falkland's mind was full of uproar like the war of contending elements"

— Godwin, William (1756-1836)

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Date: 1794

"There was a magnetical sympathy between me and my patron"

— Godwin, William (1756-1836)

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Date: 1794

I may act "in obedience to the principle which at present governed me with absolute dominion"

— Godwin, William (1756-1836)

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Date: 1794

"I shuddered at the possibility of his having overheard the words of my soliloquy"

— Godwin, William (1756-1836)

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Date: 1794

"I would not shackle you with fetters of suspicion; I would have you governed by justice and reason."

— Godwin, William (1756-1836)

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