"Vain therefore, and entirely to be rejected, is that Principle published to the World, by a celebrated Philosopher of the last Century, namely, that the Soul in its first created State, has nothing in it, but is a mere Rasa Tabula, or blank Paper."
— Law, William (1686-1761)
For every Creature of this World, animate or inanimate, is in its Degree, a Microcosm of all the Powers, that are in the great World, of which it is a Part. And every Thing, or Creature is That, which it is, because the Powers of this World, or Properties of Nature, are in such, or such a Combination included, or treasured up in its Essence, and give it its Difference from other Things. --But nothing through all this Universe has in its Essence, only the Nature of a Rasa Tabula, or blank paper, but is in its kind, full of Riches, and Powers of all outward Nature.