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Date: 1598

"These are begot in the ventricle of memory, nourished / in the womb of pia mater, and delivered upon the / mellowing of occasion"

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1598

"I better brook the loss of brittle life / Than those proud titles thou hast won of me. / They wound my thoughts worse than thy sword my flesh."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1598

"But I tell thee, / my heart bleeds inwardly that my father is so sick."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1598

"The blood weeps from my heart when I do shape / In forms imaginary th' unguided days / And rotten times that you shall look upon / When I am sleeping with my ancestors."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1599

The "Soule hath power to know all things, / Yet is she blind and ignorant in all"

— Davies, Sir John (bap. 1569, d. 1626)

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Date: 1600

"Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1600

Fancy "is engendered in the eyes, / With gazing fed; and fancy dies / In the cradle where it lies."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1600

"And when the mind is quickened, out of doubt / The organs, though defunct and dead before, / Break up their drowsy grave and newly move / With casted slough and fresh legerity."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1603

"A mote it is to trouble the mind's eye."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1603

"My father--methinks I see my father ... In my mind's eye."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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