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Date: 1791, 1794

"[B]ut the poor girl by thoughtless passion led astray, who, in parting with her honour, has forfeited the esteem of the very man to whom she has sacrificed every thing dear and valuable in life, feels his indifference in the fruit of her own folly, and laments her want of power to recall his los...

— Rowson, Susanna (1762-1828)

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Date: 1791, 1794

"For Charlotte, the soul melts with sympathy; for La Rue, it feels nothing but horror and contempt."

— Rowson, Susanna (1762-1828)

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Date: 1799

"His torments were acute and tedious, but in the midst even of delirium, his heart seemed to overflow with gratitude, and to be actuated by no wish but to alleviate our toil and our danger."

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1799

"My thoughts flowed with tumult and rapidity."

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1799

Thoughts may be superseded by a "tide of new sensations"

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1799

"The influence of this thought was like the infusion of a new soul into my frame."

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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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

The heart may be buoyed up by a kind of intoxication

— 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

The whole heart may be poured forth in a letter

— 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.