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Date: 1677

"So of the Soul the saying may be true, / That e're it bids its Cabinet adieu, / Four inches is the most that it doth keep / Betwixt its life and an eternal sleep"

— Speed, Samuel (bap. 1633, d. 1679?)

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