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Date: 1596

"Nay it is (as it were) a little god sitting in the middle of mens hearts arraigning them in this life as they shall be arraigned for their offences at the tribunall seate of the euerliuing god in the day of iudgement."

— Perkins, William (1558-1602)

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Date: 1597

"Your grace attended to their sugared words, / But looked not on the poison of their hearts."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1597

"Lo, here I lend thee this sharp-pointed sword, / Which if thou please to hide in this true breast / And let the soul forth that adoreth thee."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1597

"Alas, poor Romeo, he is already dead -- stabbed /with a white wench's black eye, run through the ear / with a love song, the very pin of his heart cleft with the / blind bow-boy's butt-shaft."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1597

"Since thou hast far to go, bear not along / The clogging burden of a guilty soul."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1597

"My thoughts are minutes, and with sighs they jar / Their watches on unto mine eyes."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1598

"His heart like an agate with your print impressed, / Proud with his form, in his eye pride expressed."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1598

"Most maculate thoughts, master, are masked under / such colours."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1598

The "body of man is no other but a little modell of the sensible world, and his soul an Image of the world intelligible"

— Romei, Annibale

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Date: 1599

"When a seal in Wax Impression makes..."

— Davies, Sir John (bap. 1569, d. 1626)

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