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Date: 1500?

"Take hede of thy horse, whyche ys thy body, that he be made buxome and mylde unto the soule whyche ys hys master."

— Anonymous

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Date: 1611

"As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God."

— Author Unknown

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Date: 1611

"Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped."

— Author Unknown

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Date: 1611

"Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones."

— Author Unknown

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Date: 1611

"Will ye hunt the souls of my people, and will ye save the souls alive that come unto you?"

— Author Unknown

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Date: 1693

"My Spanish Mistress, upon this very occasion, told me a Story of a Spartan Boy, who having stolen a young Fox, and hidden him under his Gown, rather than be discovered, kept him there till he tore out his Bowels: So it is with the English Ladies, if once Love enters into their Breasts, though, l...

— Anonymous

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Date: 1693

'When my Cousin ordered me to tell you her greatest privacies, those of her Love; she did but give the Reins to that passion, which has alwaies been too strong for her, since first the Graces your Highness is master of, reduced her to the condition of a Lover; and I question not, but she has had ...

— Anonymous

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Date: 1694

The body, like a grasshopper that has grown old, may cast off his skin and "a lively new shrill insect will come forth of it"

— Aristotle [pseud.]

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Date: 1694

The body may be resurrected, like "a dying and sluggish Catterpiller" that becomes a lively painted Butterfly.

— Aristotle [pseud.]

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Date: 1694

The body may be resurrected, like an ant that becomes a "winged fly."

— Aristotle [pseud.]

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