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Date: 1610

"Man is a lump, where all beasts kneaded be, / Wisdom makes him an ark where all agree; / The fool, in whom these beasts do live at jar, / Is sport to others and a theatre, / Nor 'scapes he so, but is himself their prey; / All which was man in him is eat away, / And now his beasts on one another ...

— Donne, John (1572-1631)

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Date: w. c. 61-63?, trans. 1611

Christ may dwell in one's heart by faith

— Paul of Tarsus (b.c. 10, d.c. 67)

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Date: 1615

"The head, the Castle and tower of the soule, the seate of reason, the mansion house of wisedome, the treasury of memory, iudgement, and discourse, wherein mankinde is most like to the Angels or intelligencies, obtaining the loftiest and most eminent place in the body; doth it not elegantly resem...

— Crooke, Helkiah (1576-1648)

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Date: 1615

"As the soul of man is of all sublunary formes the most noble, so his Body, the house of the soul, doth so far excel, as it may well be called [μετρσ], the measure and rule of all other bodies."

— Crooke, Helkiah (1576-1648)

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Date: 1615

"Secondly, that the functions and offices of the outward senses, which are all placed as it were a guard in pension, in the palace of the head, and in the view and presence Chamber of Reason, which is their sovereign, might in a more excellent manner be exercised and put in practice."

— Crooke, Helkiah (1576-1648)

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Date: 1615

"The eyes are the discouerers of the mind, as the countenance is the Image of the same; by the eyes as by a window, you may looke euen into the secret corners of the Soule: so that it was well sayde of Alexander ... that the eyes are the mirror or Looking-glasse of the Soule."

— Crooke, Helkiah (1576-1648)

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Date: 1615

"First, of all living creatures, only man hath a head made into a round and circular form, as it were turned on a wheel, both that it might be the more capable to receive a greater quantity of brains, and less apt to be over-taken with danger either from without or within; as also, for the more ...

— Crooke, Helkiah (1576-1648)

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Date: 1615

"Now we know, that the Soul was infused into us from Heaven, which even to our sense is round and circular: seeing then her heauenly habitation is round before she be infused, it was likewise requisite, that her mansion here below should be orbicular also."

— Crooke, Helkiah (1576-1648)

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Date: 1615

"For seeing the soul of man being cast into this prison of the body, cannot discharge her offices and functions without a corporeal Organ or instrument of the body; whosoever will attain unto the knowledge of the soul, it is necessary that he know the frame and composition of the body."

— Crooke, Helkiah (1576-1648)

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Date: 1615

"Enter thou whosoever thou art (though thou be an Atheist, and acknowledgest no God at all,) enter I beseech thee, into the Sacred Tower of Pallas, I mean the brain of Man, and behold and admire the pillars and arched Cloysters of that princely palace, the huge greatness of that stately building,...

— Crooke, Helkiah (1576-1648)

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