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"It is difficult to fight with one's heart's desire. Whatever it wishes to get, it purchases at the cost of soul."

— Heraklitus (fl. 504-1 BCE)

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A giant tree labelled with sins.

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David Myles is hanged for incest with his sister and this letter holds his final words. The text goes on to say how he repents for his sins and wishes he did not do it. He prays for mercy from God even though he is not an exemplarily Christian. In…

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According to the Wellcome Collection, "The Oxford English dictionary defines 'pitch-plaster' as 'A dressing containing pitch, used as a depilatory. Also: a dressing containing Burgundy pitch, used in the treatment of chest and rheumatic disorders'…

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This is a website article depicting the life and death of Laurence Sterne and the importance he brought to culture during his time. Along with titling the article after the joke in A Sentimental Journey, the article depicts an art piece that depicts…

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Hamlet looks at Yorick's skull and remembers him while thinking about death

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Scene from "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner". The supernatural influence and the horror of the scene shows the Gothic influence on Coleridge's work.

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The subject was a 17-year-old Thomas Chatterton was a poet. He is dead after he poisoned himself with arsenic in 1770. A lot struggling artists in Wallis's day consider him as a romantic hero. He uses a bold color scheme with contrasts.

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The Lament for Icarus is a painting that shows dead Icarus surrounded by lamenting nymphs. The Icarus is lying on big bird feathers that were made out of wax by his father so Icarus can escape from Crete.
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