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Date: 1810, 1820

"Though slow to entertain thoughts of love, as soon as he perceives the partiality of his ward, it enters his breast like a torrent when the flood-gates are opened."

— Barbauld, Anna Letitia [née Aikin] (1743-1825)

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Date: 1812

The realms of mind are ruled by shades

— Barbauld, Anna Letitia [née Aikin] (1743-1825)

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Date: 1812

Fancy may be kindled

— Barbauld, Anna Letitia [née Aikin] (1743-1825)

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Date: 1814

"Instruction is the food of the mind; it is like the dew and the rain and the rich soil."

— Barbauld, Anna Letitia [née Aikin] (1743-1825)

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Date: 1825

"Reason mounts her throne serene" later in life

— Barbauld, Anna Letitia [née Aikin] (1743-1825)

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Date: 1825

Disease and cold "damps of age" may cloud the head

— Barbauld, Anna Letitia [née Aikin] (1743-1825)

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Date: 1825

"One passion ruled despotic in her breast, / In every word, and look, and thought confest."

— Barbauld, Anna Letitia [née Aikin] (1743-1825)

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Date: 1825

The "searching mind" may make "keen glances"

— Barbauld, Anna Letitia [née Aikin] (1743-1825)

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Date: 1825

"What powers lie folded in thy curious frame,-- / Senses from objects locked, and mind from thought! "

— Barbauld, Anna Letitia [née Aikin] (1743-1825)

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Date: 1825

The "ethereal mind" may be clouded

— Barbauld, Anna Letitia [née Aikin] (1743-1825)

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