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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

"All the circumstances of my present situation tended to arrest the progress of thought, and chain my contemplations to one image"

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1799

"High themes the rapt concent'ring Thoughts explore, / Freed from external Pleasure's glittering chain."

— Seward, Anna (1742-1809)

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Date: 1799

"Yes, Sophia, let this prospect confirm your resolution, if nothing else speaks for me in your heart; then will I renounce the irregularities of dissipation; then will I shake off all unworthy fetters, and live only to chain your affection to my heart."

— Anonymous; Kotzebue (1761-1819)

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Date: 1799

"Valour holds a woman's soul in far securer chains than Science."

— Dutton, Thomas (fl. 1770-1815); Kotzebue (1761-1819)

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Date: 1799

"I saw in you the heroism of an ancient Roman .... your chains then dropped from your wrists, and fixed my heart."

— Heron, Robert (c.1765-1807)

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Date: 1799

"They have their reward; it was born with them: a free, a noble heart, which no chains can confine, which amid all the horrors of imprisonment is still free."

— Lawrence, Rose (fl. 1799)

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Date: 1799

"And by him is our union also sanctioned!--love too first chained our hearts together, and nature drew the bond more closely."

— Plumptre, Anne (1760-1818); Kotzebue (1761-1819)

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Date: 1799

"I saw you stand in chains before Pizarro; I heard you speak like an ancient Roman; and at that moment the chains glided from your hands to my heart."

— Plumptre, Anne (1760-1818); Kotzebue (1761-1819)

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Date: 1799

"And by him is our union also sanctioned!--love too first chained our hearts together, and nature drew the bond more closely."

— Plumptre, Anne (1760-1818); Kotzebue (1761-1819)

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