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Date: 1594, 1623

"My mind hath been as big as one of yours, / My heart as great, my reason haply more."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1594, 1623

"Call home thy ancient thoughts from banishment, / And banish hence these abject lowly dreams."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1594, 1623

"They know their master loves to be aloft, / And bears his thoughts above his falcon's pitch."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1594, 1623

"My lord, 'tis but a base ignoble mind / That mounts no higher than a bird can soar."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1594, 1623

"Thy heaven is on earth; thine eyes and thoughts / Beat on [bate on?] a crown, the treasure of thy heart"

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1594, 1623

"Oft have I heard that grief softens the mind, / And makes it fearful and degenerate."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1594, 1623

"How irksome is this music to my heart! / When such strings jar, what hope of harmony? "

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1594, 1623

"A heart unspotted is not easily daunted. "

— 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, 1623

"Ay, Margaret, my heart is drowned with grief, / Whose flood begins to flow within mine eyes."

— 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.