But if ideas "remain in the Soul when I was only thinking of a Horse, whereever they are bestow'd, it may be presum'd, there is room for that one idea more without thrusting out another to give it place: and when that one is among them, I see no more reason why they must be all new imprest, than that the others must have been new imprest when I only thought of that one unless, it be suppos'd that the Soul has always, just one idea [more] than there is place for in the repository of its Ideas; and if that happen to crou'd in, before another has got out, they will all be stifled together, or fly away for Air."
— Trotter, Catherine, later Cockburn, (1674?-1749)
Text transcribed from Catharine Trotter, A Defence of the Essay of Human Understanding, Written by Mr. Lock. Wherein Its Principles With Reference to Morality, Reveal'd Religion, and the Immortality of the Soul, [Sic] Are Consider'd and Justify'd: In Answer to Some Remarks on That Essay. (London: Printed for Will Turner and John Nutt, 1702. <Link to ESTC>