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Date: w. c. 1210

"The measuring line of his mind lays out the work, and he mentally outlines the successive steps in a definite order."

— Vinsauf, Geoffrey of [called Galfridus Anglicus] (fl. 1208–1213)

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Date: w. c. 1210

"Let the mind's interior compass first circle the whole extent of the material."

— Vinsauf, Geoffrey of [called Galfridus Anglicus] (fl. 1208–1213)

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Date: 1590?, 1623

"His heart [is] as far from fraud as heaven from earth."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1590?, 1623

"Behold her that gave aim to all thy oaths / And entertained 'em deeply in her heart. / How oft hast thou with perjury cleft the root?"

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: w. 1592-3 or 1595?, 1623

"Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind; / The thief doth fear each bush an officer."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1593

"And care consumes the minde of man, / as fire melts Virgin Waxe."

— Churchyard, Thomas (1523?-1604)

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Date: 1594

"Now let hot Etna cool in Sicily, / And be my heart an ever-burning hell."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1594

"My thoughts are whirlèd like a potter's wheel."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1594

"For men haue marble, women waxen mindes / And therefore are they form'd as marble will, / The weake opprest, th'impression of strange kindes / Is form'd in them by force, by fraud, or skill."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1594, 1623

"My mind hath been as big as one of yours, / My heart as great, my reason haply more."

— 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.