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Date: 1799

"Your iron heart brings me to myself"

— Inchbald, Elizabeth (1753-1821); Kotzebue (1761-1819)

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Date: 1799

"I should be a miserable bungler, indeed, if I could not, after having brought the affair thus far, tear a son from the heart of a father, even though he were rivitted to it with iron bands"

— Render, William (fl. 1790-1801); Schiller (1759-1805)

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Date: 1799

"The heart of a physician should be in full steel and armour, like the body of a tortoise"

— Ludger, Conrad (b. 1748)

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Date: 1799

"If I knew but of a key to his heart, my closet should be open to him directly

— Geisweiler, Maria (fl. 1799); Kotezebue (1761-1819)

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Date: 1799

"When ease and tranquillity have concluded peace in the cabinet of the mind, the rebellious subjects lay down their arms of their own accord."

— Ludger, Conrad (b. 1748)

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Date: 1799

"If the countenance were the mirror of the soul, as some people will have it--"

— Ludger, Conrad (b. 1748)

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Date: 1799

"Whilst the human heart remains without a glass window, nobody should say--that is mean; for God alone scrutinizes the heart"

— Ludger, Conrad (b. 1748)

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Date: 1799

"Kourakin will be happy with the object of his wishes!--a blessing, to which my heart must be a stranger"

— Hoare, Prince (1755-1834); Comtesse de Genlis (1737-1793)

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Date: 1799

"My father!--my father!--why have you concealed yourself so long from your son?--why have you not sooner communicated joy to a bosom to which it has hitherto been a stranger?"

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

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Date: June 15, 1799

"To sacrifice himself for his wife--is the splendid idea, on which he, at present, delights to gaze till his mind's eye become blind to every ray of other hope"

— Neuman, Henry (f. 1799); August Friedrich Ferndinand von Kotzebue (1761-1819)

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