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Date: 1800

Thoughts may receive an impulse and continue in motion in spite of solitude and darkness

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1800

"My soul drooped at the prospect"

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1800

The fancy depicts pictures

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1800

"A sort of electrical sympathy pervaded my companion, and terror and anguish were strongly manifested in the glances which she sometimes stole at me."

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1800

" The abrupt recovery of what had been deemed irretrievable, would naturally produce this effect upon a mind of a certain texture"

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1800

The heart may be buoyed up by a kind of intoxication

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1800

"My mind gradually expanded itself, as it were, for the reception of new ideas."

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1800

The heart may overflow at the lips

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1800

One may be buried in thought

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1800

"I fear my heart would droop as often as that other image should occur to my fancy"

— 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.