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Date: 1799, 1806

"O Gold! thou pois'nous dross, whose subtile pow'r / Can change men's souls, or captive take the will."

— Robinson [Née Darby], Mary [Perdita] (1758-1800)

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Date: 1799

"A country is only a family on a larger scale; and transient, indeed, must that unanimity be, when inclination is law, and the various passions of the mind are suffer'd to run riot"

— West, Matthew (d. 1814); Kotzebue (1761-1819)

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Date: 1800

"The pen is a pacifyer. It checks the mind's career; it circumscribes her wanderings."

— 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.