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Date: 1798

"Is the face of a friend become disgusting to you? or dare you not let your eye be the mirror of your soul?"

— Papendick, George (fl. 1798)

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Date: 1798

"To the heart which love inhabits, fear is a stranger and vice a cast-off menial."

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

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Date: 1798

"It matters not, though gen'rous in their nature, / They yet may serve a most ungen'rous end; / And he who teaches men to think, though nobly, / Doth raise within their minds a busy judge / To scan his actions."

— Baillie, Joanna (1762-1851)

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Date: 1798

"My mother I have never seen--never by affection's ties has she chained my soul to her's!"

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

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Date: 1798

"Up, break thy fetters! Burst thy prison! My soul is free! My essence knows no chains."

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

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Date: 1798

"But I'm a Bust with Heart of Steel, / That can nor Pain nor Pleasure feel."

— Elizabeth [née Lady Elizabeth Berkeley], margravine of Brandenburg-Ansbach-Bayreuth [other married name Elizabeth Craven, Lady Craven] (1750-1828)

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Date: 1799

Virtue may fix "her dearest throne within [one's] heart"

— Anonymous

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Date: 1799

"The judge of our court of conscience is the noblest soul I ever knew"

— Ludger, Conrad (b. 1748)

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Date: 1799

God may diffuse his light into our hearts

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

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Date: 1799

"Deeply is thy image engraven in my heart."

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

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