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Date: 1799

"The heart of a physician should be in full steel and armour, like the body of a tortoise"

— Ludger, Conrad (b. 1748)

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Date: June 15, 1799

"To sacrifice himself for his wife--is the splendid idea, on which he, at present, delights to gaze till his mind's eye become blind to every ray of other hope"

— Neuman, Henry (f. 1799); August Friedrich Ferndinand von Kotzebue (1761-1819)

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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: 1820

"Clothe it in words, and bid it clasp his throne / In intercession; bend thy soul in prayer, / And like a suppliant in some gorgeous fane, / Let the will kneel within thy haughty heart."

— Shelley, Percy Bysshe (1792-1822)

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