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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 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

"But they were happy, for they knew not enough of the world seriously to regret the want of its enjoyments, though Julia would sometimes sigh for the airy image which her fancies painted, and a painful curiosity would arise concerning the busy scenes from which she was excluded."

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

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Date: 1790

"A new scene was now opening to her, which her young imagination painted in the warm and glowing colours of delight."

— 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 had ever painted."

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

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Date: 1790

"Fancy drew the scene;--she deepened the shades; and the terrific aspect of the objects she presented was heighted by the obscurity which involved them."

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

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Date: 1790

"Fancy caught the thrilling sensation, and at her touch the towering steeps became shaded with unreal glooms; the caves more darkly frowned--the projecting cliffs assumed a more terrific aspect, and the wild overhanging shrubs waved to the gale in deeper murmurs."

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

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Date: 1790

"Imagination only can paint the anguish of Julia's mind, when she saw herself thus delivered up to the power of her enemy."

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

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Date: 1791

"Fancy paints with hues unreal,/ Smile of bliss, and sorrow's mood."

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

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Date: 1794

"As her imagination painted with melancholy touches, the deserted plains of Troy, such as they appeared in this after-day, she reanimated the landscape with the following little story."

— 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.