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Date: 1566

"Those raging storms of wrath That so bedym the eyes of thine intent"

— Gascoigne, George (1534/5- - 1577)

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

"See, see, what showers arise, / Blown with the windy tempest of my heart, / Upon thy wounds, that kills mine eye and heart!"

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1594, 1623

"For 'tis the mind that makes the body rich, / And as the sun breaks through the darkest clouds, / So honour peereth in the meanest habit."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1594, 1623

"Faster than springtime showers comes thought on thought, / And not a thought but thinks on dignity."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1597

"By a divine instinct men's minds mistrust / Ensuing danger, as by proof we see / The water swell before a boist'rous storm."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1597

"Methought I had, and often did I strive / To yield the ghost, but still the envious flood / Stopped-in my soul and would not let it forth / To find the empty, vast, and wand'ring air, / But smothered it within my panting bulk, / Who almost burst to belch it in the sea."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1597

"[A]s the morning steals upon the night, / melting the darkness," so may rising senses begin to chase away "the ignorant fumes that mantle [...] clearer reason"

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: w. 1610-11, 1623

"The charm dissolves apace, / And as the morning steals upon the night, / Melting the darkness, so their rising senses / Begin to chase the ignorant fumes that mantle / Their clearer reason."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1612-3, 1623

"The hearts of princes kiss obedience,
So much they love it; but to stubborn spirits
They swell, and grow as terrible as storms."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: August, 1674; 1675

"My rage he scorns, and negligent appears, / And thinks the Storm will melt away in tears"

— Crowne, John (bap. 1641, d. 1712)

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