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Date: 1589

"And this phantasie may be resembled to a glasse as hath bene sayd, whereof there be many tempers and manner of makinges, as the perspectiues doe acknowledge, for some be false glasses and shew thinges otherwise than they be in deede, and others right as they be in deede, neither fairer nor foule...

— Puttenham, George (1529-1590/91)

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Date: 1590

The body is a Castle

— Spenser, Edmund (1552-1599)

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Date: 1590?, 1623

"How angerly I taught my brow to frown / When inward joy enforced my heart to smile. "

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1590?, 1623

"His heart [is] as far from fraud as heaven from earth."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1590?, 1623

"Say that upon the altar of her beauty / You sacrifice your tears, your sighs, your heart."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1590?, 1623

"I do desire thee, even from a heart / As full of sorrows as the sea of sands / To bear me company and go with me."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1590?, 1623

"Read over Julia's heart, thy first, best love."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1590?, 1623

"Behold her that gave aim to all thy oaths / And entertained 'em deeply in her heart. / How oft hast thou with perjury cleft the root?"

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1590?, 1623

"O, know'st thou not his looks are my soul 's food? / Pity the dearth that I have pinèd in / By longing for that food so long a time. "

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1590?, 1623

"O thou that dost inhabit in my breast , / Leave not the mansion so long tenantless / Lest, growing ruinous, the building fall / And leave no memory of what it was."

— 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.