"And yet the Percipient cannot restrain the whole Interiour Correspondent System from striking at all; so as to cause Universal Stillness in the Cranium, (unless perhaps for a mere Moment;) because it must intend it at least; and Intending implies Thinking; and Thinking, Pulsation:--So that to talk of Silence in the Mind, it may be for an Hour or two together, after the Manner of Quietists; is Folly to Excess."
— Applegarth, Robert (fl. 1776)
See A Theological Survey of the Human Understanding. Intended As an Antidote Against Modern Deism. (Salisbury: Printed for the Author, by J. Hodson; and sold by Wallis and Stonehouse, in Ludgate-Street, London, 1776). <Link to ESTC>