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Date: 1798 [1797?]

"Man is the same in ev'ry clime and state, / Few are his virtues, and his faults are great: / In all, one grand similitude we find, / One universal law directs the mind."

— Jones, Jenkin [Captain] (fl. 1798)

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Date: 1798 [1797?]

"In Yorick's heart meek Mercy rear'd her throne."

— Jones, Jenkin [Captain] (fl. 1798)

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Date: 1798 [1797?]

"The government of Head and Heart soon chang'd, / All former plans of thinking were derang'd; / Cupid's fond garrison was put to route, / Hypothesis march'd in, and Love march'd out."

— Jones, Jenkin [Captain] (fl. 1798)

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Date: 1798 [1797?]

"But since in human action 'tis confess'd, / One ruling passion lords it o'er the rest, / It well behoves the govern'd to decide, / To whom the ruling sceptre they confide."

— Jones, Jenkin [Captain] (fl. 1798)

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Date: 1799

"My brain was usurped by some benumbing power, and my limbs refused to support me."

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1799

"To meet him, after so long a separation, here, and in these circumstances, was so unlooked-for and abrupt and event, and revived a tribe of such hateful impulses and agonizing recollections, that a total revolution seemed to have been reflected in my frame."

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1799

Virtue may fix "her dearest throne within [one's] heart"

— Anonymous

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Date: 1799

"Throned in the vaulted heart, his dread resort, / Inexorable Conscience holds his court"

— Darwin, Erasmus (1731-1802)

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Date: 1799

The Sophist boasts in vain that he can "Disprove [Nature's] general empire o'er the heart"

— Sheridan, Richard Brinsley (1751-1816); Kotzebue (1761-1819)

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Date: 1799

"The judge of our court of conscience is the noblest soul I ever knew"

— Ludger, Conrad (b. 1748)

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