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Date: 1610

Man "into himself can draw / All, all his faith can swallow, or reason chaw ... All the round world, to man is but a pill."

— Donne, John (1572-1631)

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Date: 1611

"My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips."

— Author Unknown

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Date: 1611

"For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness."

— Author Unknown

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Date: 1611

"The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself."

— Author Unknown

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Date: 1611

"And I will satiate the soul of the priests with fatness, and my people shall be satisfied with my goodness, saith the LORD."

— Author Unknown

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Date: 1662

"Flowers, rivers, woods, the pleasant air and wind, / With Sacred thoughts, do feed my serious mind."

— Watkyns, Rowland (c. 1614-1664)

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Date: 1667; 2nd ed. in 1674

"But knowledge is as food, and needs no less / Her temperance over appetite, to know / In measure what the mind may well contain; / Oppresses else with surfeit, and soon turns / Wisdom to folly, as nourishment to wind."

— Milton, John (1608-1674)

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Date: 1667

"Good Conscience on God it self can roul; / 'Tis Aquavitæ to the swouning soul."

— Billingsley, Nicholas (bap. 1633, d. 1709)

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Date: 1678

"Into his studious Closet to stuff his Lunatick head, since he can get nothing for his belly."

— Porter, Thomas (1636-1680)

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Date: 1679, 1707

"Prosperity's Repasts puff up the Mind / With unsubstantial and unwholesom Wind."

— Anonymous

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