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Date: 1799

The heart may be "lightened of its usual weight"

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1799

"The sympathy, however, had proved contagious, and the stranger turned away his face to hide his own tears."

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1799

"These images now gave birth to a third conception, which darted on my benighted understanding like an electrical flash."

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1800

The face may be an index of an honest mind

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1800

The passions may be supplied with food

— 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

The heart may be sore

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1800

"My curiosity grew more eager, in proportion as it was supplied with food, and every day added strength to the assurance that I was no insignificant and worthless being."

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1802

"With my inward eye 'tis an old man grey, / With my outward a thistle across the way."

— Blake, William (1757-1827)

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Date: 1806

The fancy may be sick (and borne on a grey goose wing to immortal fame)

— Robinson [Née Darby], Mary [Perdita] (1758-1800)

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