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Date: 1790

"Ferdinand, these circumstances are not to be doubted, and conviction opens upon my mind a flow of extacy I never knew till now."

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

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Date: 1790

"The solemn air which the marquis assumed when he commanded him to attend, had deeply impressed his mind."

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

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Date: 1790

"This speech fell like the dart of death upon the heart of Julia."

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

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Date: 1790

"The love of power was his ruling passion;--with him no gentle or generous sentiment meliorated the harshness of authority, or directed it to acts of beneficence."

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

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Date: 1790

"A variety of strong and contending emotions struggled at her breast, and suppressed the power of utterance."

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

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Date: 1790

"A variety of new emotions pressed at her heart, and subdued her spirits."

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

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Date: 1790

"The ideas of the distance which would separate them, of the dangers she was going to encounter, with a train of wild and fearful anticipations, crowded upon her mind, tears sprang in her eyes, and it was with difficulty she avoided betraying her emotions."

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

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Date: 1790

"Her conscience whispered her that the dislike was mutual; and she now rejoiced in the opportunity which seemed to offer itself, of lowering the proud integrity of Madame's character."

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

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Date: 1790

"Quick the magic raptures steal / O'er the fancy kindling brain."

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

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Date: 1790

"With the duke, whose heart was a stranger to the softer affections, indignation usurped the place of parental feeling."

— 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.