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Date: 1700

"Here walk'd a Fellow with a long white Rod on his Shoulder, that's asham'd to cry his Trade, though he gets his Living by it; another bawling out TODD's Four Volumes in Print, which a Man in Reading of, wou'd wonder that so much Venom should not tear him to pieces, but that some of the ancient M...

— Brown, Thomas (bap. 1663, d. 1704)

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Date: 1700

"What does the World think of this holding up the Buckler, they put but a bad Construction upon it, and say that his Conscience is Ulcerated, that you cannot touch any String, but it will answer to some painful place."

— Brown, Thomas (bap. 1663, d. 1704)

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Date: 1704, 1715

"A glitt'ring Spark the rash Prometheus stole, / And fondly stampt into a Soul"

— Brown, Thomas (bap. 1663, d. 1704)

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Date: 1705

"It is true indeed, we may be tempted to our Perdition under a fair and false Appearance of Religion, which commonly proceeds from the Discontentments of Life, or from some Capricio or Fancy of the Brain: And therefore it is very necessary to sound to the bottom of Mens Hearts, to know whether th...

— Manley, Delarivier (c. 1670-1724)

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Date: 1708

"As if his hollow Skull had been / A Hive fill'd full of Bees within" who "To Wax and Honey turn'd his Brains; / For the long Speech he did transmit, / Was sometimes hard, and sometimes sweet"

— Ward, Edward (1667-1731)

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Date: 1709

Ideas may be "immediately imprinted on the mind"

— Berkeley, George (1685-1753)

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Date: 1709

"He wou'd steal himself into her Soul, he wou'd make himself necessary to her quiet, as she was to his."

— Manley, Delarivier (c. 1670-1724)

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Date: 1709

"The lovely Youth knew punctually how to improve those first and precious Moments of good-fortune, whilst yet the Gloss of Novelty remain'd, whilst Desire was unsated, and Love in the high Spring-tide of full delight; having an early Forcast, a Chain of Thought, unusual at his Years, a length of ...

— Manley, Delarivier (c. 1670-1724)

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Date: 1710, 1734

"It is evident to any one who takes a survey of the objects of human knowledge, that they are either ideas actually imprinted on the senses"

— Berkeley, George (1685-1753)

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Date: 1710, 1734

"That number is entirely the creature of the mind, even though the other qualities be allowed to exist without, will be evident to whoever considers, that the same thing bears a different denomination of number, as the mind views it with different respects."

— Berkeley, George (1685-1753)

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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.