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Date: 1594, 1623

"I think if my breast had not been made of faith, and my heart of steel, she had transformed me to a curtal dog, and made me turn i' th' wheel."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1594, 1623

"What observation mad'st thou in this case / Of his heart's meteors tilting in his face?"

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1594, 1623

"A devil in an everlasting garment hath him, / One whose hard heart is buttoned up with steel."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1594, 1623

"O thou that judgest all things, stay my thoughts, / My thoughts that labour to persuade my soul / Some violent hands were laid on Humphrey's life."

— 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

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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Date: 1597

"I would to God my heart were flint like Edward's, / Or Edward's soft and pitiful like mine."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1597

"Your grace attended to their sugared words, / But looked not on the poison of their hearts."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1597

"Within so small a time, my woman's heart / Grossly grew captive to his honey words / And proved the subject of mine own soul's curse."

— 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.