"Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm"

— Author Unknown

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Robert Barker, Printer to the Kings most Excellent Majestie
"Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm"
Metaphor in Context
"1": O that thou wert as my brother, that sucked the breasts of my mother! when I should find thee without, I would kiss thee; yea, I should not be despised.
"2": I would lead thee, and bring thee into my mother's house, who would instruct me: I would cause thee to drink of spiced wine of the juice of my pomegranate.
"3": His left hand should be under my head, and his right hand should embrace me.
"4": I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, until he please.
"5": Who is this that cometh up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved? I raised thee up under the apple tree: there thy mother brought thee forth: there she brought thee forth that bare thee.
"6": Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.
(Song of Songs 8:1-6)
Searching "seal" in KJV Bible
See The Holy Bible, Conteyning the Old Testament, and the New: Newly Translated out of the Originall Tongues: & With the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Reuised, by His Maiesties Speciall Co[m]mandement. Appointed to Be Read in Churches. (Imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, printer to the Kings most excellent Maiestie, Anno Dom. 1611). <Link to ESTC><Link to ESTC>

Text from Bible, King James. University of Virginia Library Electronic Text Center.
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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.