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Date: 1788

"My heart throbs high, as if 'twould burst its cell."

— Williams, John [pseud. Anthony Pasquin] (1754-1818)

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Date: 1788

"Those arts that ornament the mind, as geography, arithmetic, —"

— Berquin, Arnaud

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Date: 1788

"A humane heart always rejoices to soften the distresses of its fellow creatures."

— Berquin, Arnaud

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Date: 1788

"In short, one wants but fingers, and no head for games of chance: and in my thought, such games are utterly unworthy of a thinking man."

— Berquin, Arnaud

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Date: 1788

"She had a metaphysical turn, which inclined her to reflect on every object that passed by her; and her mind was not like a mirror, which receives every floating image, but does not retain them: she had not any prejudices, for every opinion was examined before it was adopted."

— Wollstonecraft, Mary (1759-1797)

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Date: 1789, 1794

"In every cry of every Man / In every Infants cry of fear / In every voice; in every ban / The mind-forg'd manacles I hear."

— Blake, William (1757-1827)

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Date: 1789

"Deceiving gold was once my only toy, / With it my soul within the coffer lay"

— Chatterton, Thomas (1752-1770)

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Date: 1789

"But what gay blossoms of luxuriant Spring, / With rose, mimosa, amaranth entwin'd, / Shall fabled Sylphs and fairy people bring, / As a just emblem of the lovely mind?"

— Smith, Charlotte (1749-1806)

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Date: 1786, 1787, 1788; 1789

"And the mind's poor infirmities dash'd from their throne, / Forgetting the weakness that lives in their own."

— Williams, John [pseud. Anthony Pasquin] (1754-1818)

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Date: 1786, 1787, 1788; 1789

"She can conquer a heart--that she wants sense to keep."

— Williams, John [pseud. Anthony Pasquin] (1754-1818)

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