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Date: 1800

"My sensibility, if not extinguished, was blunted"

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1800

"My heart drooped and my tongue faultered, at this sight"

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1800

"Ellis was by no means hard of heart"

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1800

"The excursions of my fancy had sometimes carried me beyond the bounds prescribed by my situation, but they were, nevertheless, limited to that field to which I had once some prospect of acquiring a title"

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1800

"My thoughts have ever hovered over the images of wife and children with more delight than over any other images"

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1800

Ideas may assume shapes and keep an "immoveable place" in the mind and diffuse "around them an ineffable complacency."

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1800

"Every sense was an inlet of pleasure, because it was an avenue to knowledge; and my soul brooded over the world of ideas, and glowed with exultation at the grandeur and beauty of its own creations"

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1800

"Till this moment the uproar in Welbeck's mind appeared to hinder him from distinctly recognizing his visitant"

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1800

Thoughts may receive an impulse and continue in motion in spite of solitude and darkness

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1800

"My soul drooped at the prospect"

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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