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Date: 1800

"The mind that labours for a cure works ill / By feeding its own grief; wasting away / Like boiling waters in an useless struggle"

— Bidlake, John (1755-1814)

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Date: 1800

"Know, that the human being's thoughts and deeds / Are not like ocean billows, blindly moved."

— Schiller, Friedrich (1759-1805)

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Date: 1800

The heart may overflow "with joy not unmingled with regrets and trepidation"

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1800

The heart may be buoyed up by a kind of intoxication

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1800

The heart may overflow at the lips

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1800

The whole heart may be poured forth in a letter

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: October 4, 1802

"I may not hope from outward forms to win / The passion and the life, whose fountains are within."

— Coleridge, Samuel Taylor (1772-1834)

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Date: September 10, 1802

"A Poet's Heart & Intellect should be combined, intimately combined & unified, with the great appearances in Nature -- & not merely held in solution & loose mixture with them, in the shape of formal Similies."

— Coleridge, Samuel Taylor (1772-1834)

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Date: 1803

Thoughts may float on the surface of the mind

— Cowper, William (1731-1800)

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Date: 1803

"As languid on the banks I lie reclined, / Half-formed ideas melting in my mind; / The maddening cattle hurry to the wood / Or, stung with swarming insects, seek the flood."

— Wilson, John, Scottish Poet (1720-1789)

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