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Date: w. c. 150?, 1611

"This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance: That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour."

— Simon Peter or Saint Peter (d. c. 64)

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Date: 1611

"The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will"

— Author Unknown

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Date: 1611

"Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water."

— Anonymous

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Date: 1611

The soul may dry away

— Author Unknown

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Date: 1611

"And Hannah answered and said, No, my lord, I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit: I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but have poured out my soul before the LORD."

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Date: 1611

Water may "go over" the soul

— Author Unknown

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Date: 1611

"Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death."

— Author Unknown

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Date: 1611

"And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not."

— Author Unknown

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Date: 1611

"Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out"

— Author Unknown

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Date: 1682

"Betwixt violent Passion, and a Fluctuation, or Wambling of the Mind, there is such a Difference, as betwixt the Agitation of a Storm, and the Nauseous Sickness of a Calm."

— L'Estrange, Sir Roger (1616–1704)

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