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Date: 1799

The Sophist boasts in vain that he can "Disprove [Nature's] general empire o'er the heart"

— Sheridan, Richard Brinsley (1751-1816); Kotzebue (1761-1819)

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Date: 1799

The fatal mist through which one judges may be dispelled

— Sheridan, Richard Brinsley (1751-1816); Kotzebue (1761-1819)

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Date: 1799

"Yes--they will give enlightened freedom to our minds, who are themselves the slaves of passion, avarice, and pride."

— Sheridan, Richard Brinsley (1751-1816); Kotzebue (1761-1819)

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Date: 1799

"The heart and the mind are prejudiced judges, ever at war with consistency and truth; they recoil with indignation from the smallest speck on another's conduct, yet pass with exultation over the mountain that darkens their own"

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

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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: 1801

"My soul her bondage ill endures; / I pant for liberty like yours."

— Cowper, William (1731-1800)

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Date: 1810

"As pliant hands in shapes refin'd / Rich iv'ry carve and smooth, / His laws thus mould each ductile mind, / And ev'ry passion soothe"

— Jones, Sir William (1746-1794)

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Date: 1810

"As gems are taught by patient art / In sparkling ranks to beam, / With manners thus he forms the heart, / And spreads a gen'ral gleam"

— Jones, Sir William (1746-1794)

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