"The Mind, like a Tabula rasa, easyly receives the first Impression; and, like that, when the first Impression is deeply made, it with Difficulty admits of an Erasement of the first Characters, which in some Minds are indelible"
— Cooke, Thomas (1703-1756)
See A Demonstration of the Will of God by the Light of Nature, in Eight Discourses (London: Printed for F. Cogan, 1733). <Link to ESTC>
Text from Thomas Cooke, A Demonstration of the Will of God by the Light of Nature, in Eight Discourses, With an Introduction, Shewing the Necessity of Enquiring After Truth, ... to Which Is Prefixed a Letter to the Archbishop of Canterbury Concerning Persecution for Religion and Freedom of Debate, Proving Liberty to Be the Support of Truth, and the Natural Property of Mankind (London: Printed for T. Cooper, 1742).