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Date: 1611

"The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth"

— Author Unknown

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Date: 1611

"For the corruptible body presseth down the soul, and the earthy tabernacle weigheth down the mind that museth upon many things."

— Author Unknown

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Date: 1611

"Curse not the king, no not in thy thought; and curse not the rich in thy bedchamber"

— Author Unknown

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Date: 1685

"Well never fear, thou shalt be so no more, I'll make thee hereafter, the Secretary of all my Thoughts, and Cabinet of all my Secrets."

— Anonymous; Corneille (1606-1684)

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Date: 1687, 1691

"And though it may seem difficult to be a Saint, in passing ones days in a Prophane Place, yet think not my Piety grows luke-warm, or my Friendship diminished; seeing I have made a Mosque of my Heart, where Friends are ever present."

— Marana, Giovanni Paolo (1642-1693); Anonymous [William Bradshaw (fl. 1700) or Robert Midgley (1655?-1723)?]

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Date: 1687, 1691

"Let me then counsel thee, to watch over thy Conscience, as the Parisians do over their Shops, to prevent Violences."

— Marana, Giovanni Paolo (1642-1693); Anonymous [William Bradshaw (fl. 1700) or Robert Midgley (1655?-1723)?]

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Date: 1692

"A Discourse so little expected, at a time when Asteria might, with so much probability, have thought that she only was possess'd of Tazander's Heart, coming to undeceive her to her shame, her Mind became immediately the Stage of whatever could be most Afflictive and Cruel, in an emergency so sur...

— Anonymous

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Date: 1694

The soul cannot perish "but must, when it is expelled its Earthly Tabernacle, return to God"

— Aristotle [pseud.]

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Date: 1694

"The Soul is made of immortal Essence, incapable of Death," and will live "in a Mansion prepared by the Almighty for its Reception" after it is separated from the body

— Aristotle [pseud.]

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Date: 1694

A wife is another self, "one in whose Breast, as in a sage Cabinet, is reposed his inmost Secrets"

— Aristotle [pseud.]

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