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Date: 1599

A Hecatean Hag may "Worke mindes as wax"

— Roche, Robert (1576-1629)

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Date: 1600

"So, with two seeming bodies but one heart, / Two of the first -- like coats in heraldry, / Due but to one and crownèd with one crest."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1600

"The lunatic, the lover, and the poet / Are of imagination all compact."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1600

"Shut doors after you. / Fast bind, fast find -- / A proverb never stale in thrifty mind."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1600

"Not on thy sole but on thy soul, harsh Jew, / Thou mak'st thy knife keen."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1600

"Troilus, methinks, mounted the Trojan walls, / And sighed his soul toward the Grecian tents / Where Cressid lay that night."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1600

"He hath a heart as / sound as a bell, and his tongue is the clapper, for what / his heart thinks his tongue speaks."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1600

"Is it / not strange that sheep's guts should hale souls out of / men's bodies?"

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1600

"For if you hide the crown / Even in your hearts, there will he rake for it."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1600

"For 'tis your thoughts that now must deck our kings, / Carry them here and there, jumping o'er times."

— 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.