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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

"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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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: 1799

"Valour holds a woman's soul in far securer chains than Science."

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

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Date: 1799

"I saw in you the heroism of an ancient Roman .... your chains then dropped from your wrists, and fixed my heart."

— Heron, Robert (c.1765-1807)

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Date: 1799

"They have their reward; it was born with them: a free, a noble heart, which no chains can confine, which amid all the horrors of imprisonment is still free."

— Lawrence, Rose (fl. 1799)

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Date: 1799

"And by him is our union also sanctioned!--love too first chained our hearts together, and nature drew the bond more closely."

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

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Date: 1799

"I saw you stand in chains before Pizarro; I heard you speak like an ancient Roman; and at that moment the chains glided from your hands to my heart."

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

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