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Date: 1600

"The brain may devise laws for the blood, but a hot temper leaps o'er a cold decree"

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1600

"And in her bosom I'll unclasp my heart / And take her hearing prisoner with the force / And strong encounter of my amorous tale."

— 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

"Not to be married, / Not to knit my soul to an approvèd wanton."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1600

"Than to drive liking to the name of love. / But now I am returned, and that war-thoughts/ Have left their places vacant, in their rooms / Come thronging soft and delicate desires."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1600

"Th' idea of her life shall sweetly creep / Into his study of imagination."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1600

"Grapple your minds to sternage of this navy"

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1600

"And when the mind is quickened, out of doubt / The organs, though defunct and dead before, / Break up their drowsy grave and newly move / With casted slough and fresh legerity."

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