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Date: 1610

Man "into himself can draw / All, all his faith can swallow, or reason chaw ... All the round world, to man is but a pill."

— Donne, John (1572-1631)

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Date: 1610

"Man is a lump, where all beasts kneaded be, / Wisdom makes him an ark where all agree; / The fool, in whom these beasts do live at jar, / Is sport to others and a theatre, / Nor 'scapes he so, but is himself their prey; / All which was man in him is eat away, / And now his beasts on one another ...

— Donne, John (1572-1631)

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Date: 1610

"How happy is he, which hath due place assigned / To his beasts, and disafforested his mind."

— Donne, John (1572-1631)

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Date: w. 1610-11, 1623

"A solemn air, and the best comforter / To an unsettled fancy, cure thy brains, / Now useless, boiled within thy skull."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: w. 1610-11, 1623

"The charm dissolves apace, / And as the morning steals upon the night, / Melting the darkness, so their rising senses / Begin to chase the ignorant fumes that mantle / Their clearer reason."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: w. 1610-11, 1623

"Their understanding / Begins to swell, and the approaching tide / Will shortly fill the reasonable shores / That now lie foul and muddy."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: w. 1610-11, 1623

"You cram these words into mine ears against / The stomach of my sense."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: w. c. 54-8, trans. 1611

"So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin."

— Paul of Tarsus (b.c. 10, d.c. 67)

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Date: w. c. 54-8, trans. 1611

"For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace."

— Paul of Tarsus (b.c. 10, d.c. 67)

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Date: w. c. 54-8, trans. 1611

"Be of the same mind one toward another"

— Paul of Tarsus (b.c. 10, d.c. 67)

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