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Date: 1797

"You are juvenile, and like unto a white sheet of paper, on which vice or righteousness may be impressed."

— Anonymous

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Date: 1797

"To come a little closer to the point, we strongly suspect the fancy's coinage in this affair, and that he is, bona fide, the offspring of a Bristol brain, instead of a province of Persia."

— Anonymous

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Date: 1797

"MOMUS, in fabulous history, the god of raillery, or the jester of the celestial assembly, and who ridiculed both gods and men. Being chosen by Vulcan, Neptune, and Minerva, to give his judgment concerning their works, he blamed them all: Neptune for not making his bull with horns before his eyes...

— Author Unknown

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Date: 1799

Virtue may fix "her dearest throne within [one's] heart"

— Anonymous

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Date: 1799

"Yes, Sophia, let this prospect confirm your resolution, if nothing else speaks for me in your heart; then will I renounce the irregularities of dissipation; then will I shake off all unworthy fetters, and live only to chain your affection to my heart."

— Anonymous; Kotzebue (1761-1819)

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Date: 1800

"Cut your way through! On, on, my hearts of gold!"

— Cumberland, Richard (1732-1811); Maria Geisweiler (fl.1799); Kotzebue (1761-1819)

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Date: 1800

"I'll have a score of painters set to work, and hang my portrait up in every chamber through which you pass, 'till the detested image of him whose presence taints the genial air shall be so everlastingly impress'd on your mind's eye, in darkness you shall see it; in solitude, in sleep, I still wi...

— Cumberland, Richard (1732-1811); Maria Geisweiler (fl.1799); Kotzebue (1761-1819)

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Date: 1806

"Our bodies are like shoes, which off we cast; / Physic their cobler is, and death their last."

— Anonymous

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Date: November 18, 1871

"Does he see, in his mind's eye, (if at this moment Tubby has an eye open in his mind), a rustic porch, early morning, a Janie coming home with a fresh-killed duckling for breakfast, while he puts his nose over the top of the snow-white window-blind, upstairs, and says, 'I'll be down dir...

— Anonymous

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Date: 1966

"His mind works like a stopped clock, and the time is half-past McKinley."

— Author Unknown

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