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Date: 1800

The face may be an index of an honest mind

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1800

The passions may be supplied with food

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1800

One may be buried in thought

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1800

The heart may be sore

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1800

"Teach thou my hand, with mutual love, to trace / His mind, as perfect as thy lines his face!"

— Hayley, William (1745-1820)

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Date: 1800

"Julius! thou proof how mists of pride may blind / The eye of reason in the strongest mind!"

— Hayley, William (1745-1820)

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Date: 1800

"I'll have a score of painters set to work, and hang my portrait up in every chamber through which you pass, 'till the detested image of him whose presence taints the genial air shall be so everlastingly impress'd on your mind's eye, in darkness you shall see it; in solitude, in sleep, I still wi...

— Cumberland, Richard (1732-1811); Maria Geisweiler (fl.1799); Kotzebue (1761-1819)

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Date: 1800

"My curiosity grew more eager, in proportion as it was supplied with food, and every day added strength to the assurance that I was no insignificant and worthless being."

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1801

All the mind, "in all her faculties refined," may taste "happiness complete"

— Cowper, William (1731-1800)

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Date: 1802

"With my inward eye 'tis an old man grey, / With my outward a thistle across the way."

— Blake, William (1757-1827)

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