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Date: 1798

"There are occupations in the world, which mould a man into a certain form for life, like a piece of paper which has once been folded, its marks are never obliterated."

— Render, William (fl. 1790-1801); August Friedrich Ferdinand von Kotzebue (1761-1819)

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Date: 1799

"Hark you, mine honest friend! a woman in love enquires not whether the object of her passion can read or write; for love is only legible in the eyes, and in the heart only is it written."

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

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Date: 1835

"And marks betray the lover's heart, / Deeply engrav'd by Cupid's dart"

— Broome, William (1689-1745); Anacreon

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