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Date: 1729

The plague (luxury) may creep on the freeborn mind

— Thomson, James (1700-1748)

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Date: 1729

Fancy lives in the mind

— Thomson, James (1700-1748)

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Date: 1729

Social love "plays the passions with a tender hand"

— Thomson, James (1700-1748)

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Date: 1735-6

"Wine-rejoicing reason" may quaff wit

— Thomson, James (1700-1748)

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Date: 1790

"She seemed to have entered upon a new state of existence;--those fine springs of affection which had hitherto lain concealed, were now touched, and yielded to her a happiness more exalted than any her imagination ever painted"

— Radcliffe [née Ward], Ann (1764-1823)

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Date: 1790

"A shadowy sequestered dell appeared buried deep among the rocks, and in the bottom was seen a lake, whose clear bosom reflected the impending cliffs, and the beautiful luxuriance of the overhanging shades."

— Radcliffe [née Ward], Ann (1764-1823)

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Date: 1790

"Still through the deep'ning gloom of bow'ry shades / To Fancy's eye fantastic forms appear"

— Radcliffe [née Ward], Ann (1764-1823)

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Date: 1790

"She seemed to have entered upon a new state of existence;--those fine springs of affection which had hitherto lain concealed, were now touched, and yielded to her a happiness more exalted than any her imagination ever painted."

— Radcliffe [née Ward], Ann (1764-1823)

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Date: 1790

"She was a woman of infinite art, devoted to pleasure, and of an unconquerable spirit."

— Radcliffe [née Ward], Ann (1764-1823)

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Date: 1790

"His passions were vehement, and she had the address to bend them to her own purpose; and so well to conceal her influence, that he thought himself most independent when he was most enslaved."

— Radcliffe [née Ward], Ann (1764-1823)

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