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Date: 1609

"Save that my soul's imaginary sight / Presents thy shadow to my sightless view"

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1609

"Looke what thy memorie cannot containe, / Commit to these waste blacks, and thou shalt finde / Those children nurst, deliuerd from thy braine, / To take a new acquaintance of thy minde."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1610

Man "into himself can draw / All, all his faith can swallow, or reason chaw ... All the round world, to man is but a pill."

— Donne, John (1572-1631)

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Date: w. 1610-11, 1623

"You cram these words into mine ears against / The stomach of my sense."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: w. c. 54-8, trans. 1611

"For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace."

— Paul of Tarsus (b.c. 10, d.c. 67)

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Date: w. c. 48-58, trans. 1611

"But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ."

— Paul of Tarsus (b.c. 10, d.c. 67)

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Date: w. c. 48-58, trans. 1611

"In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. "

— Paul of Tarsus (b.c. 10, d.c. 67)

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

Vanity of mind darkens the understanding and blinds the heart

— Paul of Tarsus (b.c. 10, d.c. 67)

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

"Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind."

— Paul of Tarsus (b.c. 10, d.c. 67)

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Date: 1737

"You see 'tis with weak heads as with weak stomachs, they immediately throw out what they received last; and what they read floats upon the surface of their mind, like oil upon water, without incorporating."

— Pope, Alexander (1688-1744)

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