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Date: 1611

"My bowels, my bowels! I am pained at my very heart; my heart maketh a noise in me"

— Author Unknown

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Date: 1611

"Of Zebulun, such as went forth to battle, expert in war, with all instruments of war, fifty thousand, which could keep rank: they were not of double heart."

— Author Unknown

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Date: 1611

"As for me, in the uprightness of mine heart I have willingly offered all these things"

— Author Unknown

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Date: 1656

"It is impossible, Lady, except you should alter the Fabrick of his mind, unbend its appetite, or give it new desires; for as long as the divine soul creating breath, is clad with different disposing matter, and cast in several moulds, there will be Wise and Fooles."

— Anonymous

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Date: 1679, 1707

"Her [Prosperity's] fatal Poison to the Mind she sends; / And uncorrect, in sure Destruction ends."

— Anonymous

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Date: 1679, 1707

"Great Minds (like the victorious Palms) are wont / Under the Weights of Fortune more to mount."

— Anonymous

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Date: 1679, 1707

"A Bliss that springs from penitential Joy, / Is the Mind's Balsam in each sharp Annoy; / Fools only their own Comforts do destroy."

— Anonymous

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Date: 1685

"I shall see his outward form 'tis true, / But that is nothing lest I see his interior too."

— Anonymous; Corneille (1606-1684)

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Date: 1687, 1691

"He adds further, That there is nothing so absurd, as to command the Turks to wash their Bodies, when their Souls are defiled with Filth; to give them at the same time Charity by Precept, and to command them Robberies by Devotion."

— Marana, Giovanni Paolo (1642-1693); Anonymous [William Bradshaw (fl. 1700) or Robert Midgley (1655?-1723)?]

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Date: 1687, 1691

"In the mean Time, let us live as honest Men, who have Sin in horror, like the Plague, which poisons the Soul."

— Marana, Giovanni Paolo (1642-1693); Anonymous [William Bradshaw (fl. 1700) or Robert Midgley (1655?-1723)?]

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