A Collection of Emblems Anciente and Moderne

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Title

A Collection of Emblems Anciente and Moderne

Subject

The Minde should have a fixed Eye On Objects, that are plac'd on High

Description

This emblem, appearing in George Wither’s Collection of Emblems Ancient and Moderne illustrates a heart, which bears the figure of an eye wide open to the sun. This symbol bears the notion that the mind should take heed to the purity found through religion and that any love found on earth holds no comparison to the sanity found above. To be transfixed on only the fleshly beauty seen on our earthly realm will corrupt our thoughts, but those that have the intelligence to seek the guidance of the heavens will find salvation.

Creator

George Wither

Source

Collection of Emblem, Ancient and Moderne

Publisher

Printed by A.M. for Henry Taunton

Date

1635

Contributor

Gabriel Rollenhagen, Geoffrey Whitney, Henry Peacham

Rights

Special Collections and Archives, University of Colorado Boulder Libraries

Format

Emblem

Language

English

Type

Physical object

Files

Mind picture shakespeare.jpg

Citation

George Wither , “A Collection of Emblems Anciente and Moderne ,” Special Collections, accessed May 30, 2020, https://omeka.colorado.edu/specialcollections/items/show/48.

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