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Date: 1800

"Your power I dare / In despite of these chains, / Unconquered still my soul remains."

— Cobb, James (1756-1818)

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Date: 1800

"Know, that the human being's thoughts and deeds / Are not like ocean billows, blindly moved."

— Schiller, Friedrich (1759-1805)

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Date: 1800

"The inner world, his microcosmus, is / The deep shaft, out of which they spring eternally."

— Schiller, Friedrich (1759-1805)

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Date: 1800

"They grow by certain laws, like the tree's fruit-- / No juggling chance can metamorphose them. / Have I the human kernel first examined? / Then I know, too, the future will and action."

— Schiller, Friedrich (1759-1805)

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Date: 1800

"So the schemes / Rais'd by fond Hope in youth's unclouded morn, / While sanguine youth enjoys delusive dreams, / Experience withers; till scarce one remains / Flattering the languid heart, where only Reason reigns!"

— Smith, Charlotte (1749-1806)

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Date: 1800

The heart may overflow "with joy not unmingled with regrets and trepidation"

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1800

"My sensibility, if not extinguished, was blunted"

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1800

The face may be an index of an honest mind

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1800

"You see, though a man, I use your privilege, and prefer knitting yarn to threshing my brain with a book or the barn-floor with a flail"

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1800

"My heart drooped and my tongue faultered, at this sight"

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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