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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: 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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Date: 1799

"Your form is indelibly engraven on my heart."

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

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Date: 1799

"From birth, from talents, and those matchless arts / That stamp one man the ruler of men's hearts."

— Craven, Keppel (1779-1851); Schiller (1759-1805)

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Date: 1799

"They are brave fellows;--they have arms of iron, and hearts of wax."

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

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Date: 1799

"Men, Men! false, treacherous crocodiles! Your eyes are water--your hearts are iron."

— Craven, Keppel (1779-1851); Schiller (1759-1805)

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