The face may be an index of an honest mind

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)


Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
George Folliot Hopkins
Date
1800
Metaphor
The face may be an index of an honest mind
Metaphor in Context
Wickedness may sometimes be ambiguous, its mask may puzzle the observer; our judgment may be made to faulter and fluctuate, but the face of Mervyn is the index of an honest mind.
(Part II, chapter 2, p. 436)
Categories
Provenance
Reading
Citation
First part published in 1799; second in 1800. Reading and transcribing text from Charles Brockden Brown, Three Gothic Novels. New York: Library of America,1998.
Date of Entry
07/21/2003

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