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Date: w. 1592-3 or 1595?, 1623

"Weep, wretched man, I'll aid thee tear for tear; / And let our hearts and eyes, like civil war, / Be blind with tears, and break, o'ercharged with grief."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: w. 1592-3 or 1595?, 1623

"Her sighs will make a batt'ry in his breast, / Her tears will pierce into a marble heart."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1594

"Marcus, attend him in his ecstasy, / That hath more scars of sorrow in his heart / Than foemen's marks upon his battered shield, / But yet so just that he will not revenge."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1594

"To stir a mutiny in the mildest thoughts, / And arm the minds of infants to exclaims."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1594, 1623

"What stronger breastplate than a heart untainted?"

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1594, 1623

"O, beat away the busy meddling fiend / That lays strong siege unto this wretch's soul."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1597

"Within so small a time, my woman's heart / Grossly grew captive to his honey words / And proved the subject of mine own soul's curse."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1600

"That they lack -- for if their heads had any / intellectual armour, they could never wear such heavy / headpieces."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1603

One's life is "bound with all the strength and armour of the mind / To keep itself from noyance."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1603

"Sir, in my heart there was a kind of fighting / That would not let me sleep."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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