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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: 1590?, 1623

"How angerly I taught my brow to frown / When inward joy enforced my heart to smile. "

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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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

"Say that upon the altar of her beauty / You sacrifice your tears, your sighs, your heart."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1590?, 1623

"I do desire thee, even from a heart / As full of sorrows as the sea of sands / To bear me company and go with me."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1590?, 1623

"Read over Julia's heart, thy first, best love."

— 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: 1590?, 1623

"O, know'st thou not his looks are my soul 's food? / Pity the dearth that I have pinèd in / By longing for that food so long a time. "

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1590?, 1623

"O thou that dost inhabit in my breast , / Leave not the mansion so long tenantless / Lest, growing ruinous, the building fall / And leave no memory of what it was."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1590?, 1623

"Gentle girl, assist me, / And e'en in kind love I do conjure thee, / Who art the table wherein all my thoughts / Are visibly charactered and engraved / To lesson me, and tell me some good mean / How with my honour I may undertake / A journey to my loving Proteus."

— 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.