"When actual thought is suspended, there may remain some secret power of thinking resulting from the constitution of the soul, which will exert itself when the obstruction is removed. As a bow when bent has a disposition to straiten itself again, or a clock to strike, though the hammer be held back."
— Doddridge, Philip (1702-1751)
(Part I, Proposition XII, Scholium II, Section I, p. 36)
First published as A Course of Lectures on the Principal subjects in Pneumatology, Ethics, and Divinity: with References to the Most Considerable Authors on Each Subject. By the late Reverend Philip Doddridge, D.D. (London: J. Buckland, J. Rivington, R. Baldwin, L. Hawes, W. Clarke and R. Collins, W. Johnston, J. Richardson, S. Crowder and Co. T. Longman, B. Law, T. Field, and H. Payne and W. Cropley, 1763). <Link to ECCO>
Text drawn from Philip Doddridge, A Course of Lectures on the Principal Subjects in Pneumatology, Ethics, and Divinity, Ed. Andrew Kippis, vol i (London: Printed for S. Crowder, T. Longman, B. Law and Son, G.G. and J. Robinson, etc., 1794). <Link to Google Books><Link to ECCO>
S. Clark's edition of 1763 was reprinted in 1776. The Kippis edition of 1794 was reprinted in 1799.