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Date: 1799

"Thou enviest the sovereignty Pizarro holds over my heart; but be assured, you never shall reign there."

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

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Date: 1799

"Ignorance has set her stamp upon him--his mind seared to every virtuous impression--his heart flint, and his temper moved by the slightest breath"

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

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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

"Cut your way through! On, on, my hearts of gold!"

— Cumberland, Richard (1732-1811); Maria Geisweiler (fl.1799); Kotzebue (1761-1819)

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Date: 1800

"I'm dead to pity as to fear, / My heart is cas'd with steel"

— Holman, Joseph George (1764-1817)

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Date: 1800

"We're dead to pity as to fear, / Our hearts are cas'd with steel"

— Holman, Joseph George (1764-1817)

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Date: 1800

"To pity wake, though dead to fear, / Nor case your hearts with steel."

— Holman, Joseph George (1764-1817)

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Date: 1800

"[I]f miseries pressed on thy brain too great for reason to support, would tend thee in the cell of madness, and even there derive more ecstasy from one kind look given in the transient intervals of sense, than all the unruffled pleasures that the world without thee can afford"

— Holman, Joseph George (1764-1817)

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Date: 1800

"Still Hope, with magic mirror tries / My sinking heart to cheer, / And points where smiling prospects rise / Of many a circling year"

— Cobb, James (1756-1818)

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Date: 1800

"I'll have a score of painters set to work, and hang my portrait up in every chamber through which you pass, 'till the detested image of him whose presence taints the genial air shall be so everlastingly impress'd on your mind's eye, in darkness you shall see it; in solitude, in sleep, I still wi...

— Cumberland, Richard (1732-1811); Maria Geisweiler (fl.1799); Kotzebue (1761-1819)

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