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Date: 1678

"I did not see him with my bodily eyes, but with the eyes of mine understanding; and thus it was."

— Bunyan, John (bap. 1628, d. 1688)

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Date: 1679

"I'le praise his Name, who hath reveal'd / To me his everlasting Love, / Who with his stripes my Soul hath heal'd."

— Keach, Benjamin (1640-1704)

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Date: 1679

"As soon as e're the Soul its Eye doth set / Upon his face, or of it takes a view, / They'l cleave to him, whatever doth in sue."

— Keach, Benjamin (1640-1704)

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Date: 1681

"When will our reason's long-charmed eyes unclose, / And Israel judge between her friends and foes?"

— Dryden, John (1631-1700)

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Date: 1682

"They compare a Wicked Man's Mind to a Vitiated Stomach; he corrupts whatever he receives, and the best Nourishment turns to the Disease. But, taking this for granted, a Wicked Man may yet be so far Oblig'd, as to pass for Ungrateful, if he does not Requite what be Receives."

— L'Estrange, Sir Roger (1616-1704)

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Date: 1682

"Our Passions are nothing else but certain Disallowable Motions of the Mind; Sudden, and Eager; which, by Frequency, and Neglect, turn to a Disease; as a Distillation brings us first to a Cough, and then to a Phthisick."

— L'Estrange, Sir Roger (1616-1704)

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Date: 1683

"Pythagoras saw Hesiod's Soul ty'd / To Brass-Pillars, wept and cry'd;"

— Dixon, Robert (1614/15-1688).

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Date: 1684

"The Will its easie Neck to Bondage gave, / And to the ruling Faculty became a Slave."

— Oldham, John (1653-1683)

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Date: 1684

"In that white Snow which overspreads your skin, / We trace ye whiter Soul which dwells within."

— Oldham, John (1653-1683)

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Date: w. 1628, published in 1684, 1701

"The writers displayed many geometrical truths before my very eyes, as it were, and derived them by means of logical arguments"

— Descartes, René (1596-1650)

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