"By an idea, then, I mean that image or picture which is formed in the mind, of any thing which we have seen, or even heard talk of; for the mind is so adroit and ready at this kind of painting, that a town, for instance, is no sooner mentioned, but the imagination shapes it into form, and presents it to the memory."
— Telescope, Tom [pseud.]
(VI, p. 102)
Tom Telescope, The Newtonian System of Philosophy Adapted to the Capacities of Young Gentlemen and Ladies, and Familiarized and Made Entertaining by Objects with which They are Intimately Acquainted: Being the Substance of Six Lectures Read to the Lilliputian Society, by Tom Telescope, A.M. and Collected and Methodized for the Benefit of the Youth of these Kingdoms, by their old Friend Mr. Newbery, in St. Paul's Church Yard; Who has also added Variety of Copper-Plate Cuts, to illustrate and confirm the Doctrines Advanced. (London: Printed for J. Newbery, 1761). <Link to ECCO>