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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

"I endeavoured to shut out phantoms of the dying Wallace, and to forget the spectacle of domestic woes."

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1799

"Immured in these dreary meditations, the night passed away."

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1799

"If I knew but of a key to his heart, my closet should be open to him directly

— Geisweiler, Maria (fl. 1799); Kotezebue (1761-1819)

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Date: 1799

"When ease and tranquillity have concluded peace in the cabinet of the mind, the rebellious subjects lay down their arms of their own accord."

— Ludger, Conrad (b. 1748)

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Date: 1799

"Whilst the human heart remains without a glass window, nobody should say--that is mean; for God alone scrutinizes the heart"

— Ludger, Conrad (b. 1748)

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Date: 1800

"Every sense was an inlet of pleasure, because it was an avenue to knowledge; and my soul brooded over the world of ideas, and glowed with exultation at the grandeur and beauty of its own creations"

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1800

"[I]f my heart thus bounds till its mansion scarcely hold it, what must be my state tomorrow!"

— 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.