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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

"If you look into the seats and residence of the faculties of the mind, you shall find the rational faculty in the highest place, namely in the brain, compassed in on every side with a skull; the faculty of anger, in the Heart; the faculty of lust or desire in the Liver: & therefore we may gather...

— Crooke, Helkiah (1576-1648)

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Date: 1615

"Afterwards, as a Merchant that had lost all his inheritance in one bottom, he was to begin the world anew, and to gather an estate or stock of knowledge, by the travel and industry of his soul and body; yet was not his soul Abrasa Tabula, a playned Table, there remained some Lineaments which the...

— Crooke, Helkiah (1576-1648)

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Date: 1620

The ideas of the divine "are the creator's own stamp upon creation, impressed and defined in matter by true and exquisite lines"

— Bacon, Sir Francis, Lord Verulam (1561-1626)

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Date: 1620

"For when we try to recollect or call a thing to mind, if we have no prenotion or perception of what we are seeking, we seek and toil and wander here and there, as if in infinite space."

— Bacon, Sir Francis, Lord Verulam (1561-1626)

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Date: 1620

"Lastly, knowing how much the sight of man's mind is distracted by experience and history, and how hard it is at the first (especially for minds either tender or preoccupied) to become familiar with nature, I not unfrequently subjoin observations of my own, being as the first offers, inclinations...

— Bacon, Sir Francis, Lord Verulam (1561-1626)

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Date: 1620

"For every one (besides the errors common to human nature in general) has a cave or den of his own, which refracts and discolours the light of nature; owing either to his own proper and peculiar nature; or to his education and conversation with others; or to the reading of books, and the authorit...

— Bacon, Sir Francis, Lord Verulam (1561-1626)

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Date: 1621

"And such are those, whose wily, waxen minde /Takes every Seal, and sails with every Winde"

— Sylvester, Joshua (1562/3-;1618)

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Date: 1621

One may have " A waxen mildnes in a steely minde"

— Sylvester, Joshua (1562/3-;1618)

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Date: 1624, 1628

"Heu dolor! caveae membra fuere meae. / Pes compes, manicaeque manus, nervique catenae, / Ossaque cancellis nativa repagula claustri, / Damner ut hospitii compede vincta mei?" ["Alas, what misery! that the light poured me forth on these unhappy airs! My very limbs are a prison to me. Feet fetters...

— Hugo, Herman (1588-1629)

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