"But the Occasion had imprinted in my Mind a lively Idea of him."

— Chetwood, William Rufus (d. 1766)

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Printed for John Watts
"But the Occasion had imprinted in my Mind a lively Idea of him."
Metaphor in Context
After Dinner, Captain Dampier told me, tho' he could not oblige me with Italian Musick, yet he had an English Eunuch that sang admirably; he added, he could not answer for his Judgment, but he was very well convinc'd he never heard a finer Voice in his Life. The Person was brought in; but my Readers may guess at my Surprize, when, in the Person of the Singer, I discover'd my Mistress's Lawyer, whom my Master and his Friend had equipt for a fine Singer. I knew him assoon as ever I saw him, but I perceiv'd by his Behaviour he had no Knowledge of me; neither was it very possible he could have known me, because he had never seen me but once, and then he had too much Concern to make any Observations: But the Occasion had imprinted in my Mind a lively Idea of him.
(p. 163)
Searching "mind" in OTA
W. R. Chetwood, The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Robert Boyle, In several Parts of the World. Intermix'd with The Story of Mrs. Villars, an English Lady with whom he made his surprizing Escape from Barbary; The History of an Italian Captive; and the Life of Don Pedro Aquilio, &c. Full of various and amazing Turns of Fortune. To which is added, The Voyage, Shipwreck, and Miraculous Preservation, of Richard Castelman, Gent. With a Description of the City of Philadelphia, and the Country of Pensylvania. (London: Printed for John Watts, 1726). <Link to EEBO-TCP>

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Text attributed to Chetwood, but also to Benjamin Victor and Daniel Defoe.
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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.