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Date: 1675

"Who th' Image yet unborn did entertain, / And hous'd the Theater within his Brain."

— Leigh, Richard (1649/50-1728)

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Date: 1675

"The Intellectual Theater appear'd, / As in the Fancy by a Builder rear'd."

— Leigh, Richard (1649/50-1728)

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Date: 1675

"Many such Theaters lodge in that Breast, / Where this at largest, a small space possest."

— Leigh, Richard (1649/50-1728)

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Date: 1675

"Nature is too liberal to deny us our Desires: She is too Noble to refuse us a gift which she preserves for us in the Cabinet of our Soul: and her Guide is too faithful to carry us astray from that good to which we aspire."

— Le Grand, Antoine (1629-1699)

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Date: 1677

"Prepare thy heart, / For that's the room / Where God must come:"

— Speed, Samuel (bap. 1633, d. 1679?)

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Date: 1677

"So of the Soul the saying may be true, / That e're it bids its Cabinet adieu, / Four inches is the most that it doth keep / Betwixt its life and an eternal sleep"

— Speed, Samuel (bap. 1633, d. 1679?)

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Date: 1678

"Dares afraid his reasons house / (Though he had scarce so much as goose) / About his batter'd ears should tumble"

— Philips, John (1676-1709)

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Date: 1678

"He lik't not banging sans defeizance. / While t'other labors all he can / To make a window to his brain."

— Philips, John (1676-1709)

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Date: 1670, rev. 1678

"An idle brain is the Devil's shop."

— Ray [formerly Wray], John (1627-1705)

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Date: 1670, rev. 1678

"To have wind-mills in his head."

— Ray [formerly Wray], John (1627-1705)

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