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Date: 1594

"Aaron will have his soul black like his face."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1594

"Marcus, attend him in his ecstasy, / That hath more scars of sorrow in his heart / Than foemen's marks upon his battered shield."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1594, 1623

"Sharp Buckingham unburdens with his tongue / The envious load that lies upon his heart."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1594

"Goodness is seen with the eye of the understanding. And the light of that eye, is reason."

— Hooker, Richard (1554-1600)

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Date: 1595 [c. 1579 in ms.]

The poet is "a passionate lover of that unspeakable and everlasting bewtie to be seene by the eyes of the mind"

— Sidney, Philip, Sir (1554-1586)

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Date: 1596

"So full their eyes are of that glorious sight, / And senses fraught with such satiety, / That in nought else on earth they can delight, / But in th' aspect of that felicity, /Which they have written in their inward eye"

— Spenser, Edmund (1552-1599)

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Date: 1596

"For as the sicke man, vvhen he seemes to sleepe and take his rest, is invvardly full of troubles: so the benummed and drousie conscience wants not his secret pangs and terrours; and when it shal be roused by the iudgement of God, it waxeth cruell and fierce like a wild beast."

— Perkins, William (1558-1602)

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Date: 1596

"Again, when a man sinnes against his conscience, as much as in him lieth, he plungeth him selfe into the gulfe of desperation: for euery wound of the conscience, though the smart of it be little felt, is a deadly wound: and he that goes on to sinne against his conscience, stabbes and vvounds it ...

— Perkins, William (1558-1602)

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Date: 1597

Gloucester's heart is "figured in [his] tongue."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1597

"Look how my ring encompasseth thy finger; / Even so thy breast encloseth my poor heart."

— 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.