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Date: 1790

"Absorbed in the single idea of being beloved, her imagination soared into the regions of romantic bliss, and bore her high above the possibility of evil."

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

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Date: 1790

"But her efforts to erase him from her remembrance were ineffectual."

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

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Date: 1790

"Unaccustomed to oppose the bent of her inclinations, they now maintained unbounded sway; and she found too late, that in order to have a due command of our passions, it is necessary to subject them to early obedience."

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

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Date: 1790

"But what where the various sensations which pressed upon her heart, on learning that she had wept over the resemblance of her mother!"

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

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Date: 1790

"Deadly ideas crowded upon their imaginations, and inspired a terror which scarcely allowed them to breathe."

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

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Date: 1790

"They compared this with the foregoing circumstance of the figure and the light which had appeared; their imaginations kindled wild conjectures, and they submitted their opinions to Madame, entreating her to inform them sincerely, whether she believed that disembodied spirits were ever permitted ...

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

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Date: 1790

"The image of Vereza, notwithstanding, would frequently intrude upon her fancy; and awakening the recollection of happy emotions, would call forth a sigh which all her efforts could not suppress."

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

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Date: 1790

"A thousand sweet and mingled emotions pressed upon her heart, yet she scarcely dared to trust the evidence of sight."

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

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Date: 1790

"The scene she had witnessed, raised in the marchioness a tumult of dreadful emotions. Love, hatred, and jealousy, raged by turns in her heart, and defied all power of controul."

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

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Date: 1790

"Meanwhile Hippolitus, who had passed the night in a state of sleepless anxiety, watched with busy impatience, an opportunity of more fully disclosing to Julia, the passion which glowed in his heart."

— 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.