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Date: 1700

"The Lamp of Life burns dimly in my Breast, / Soon from its beating toil my weary Heart will rest."

— Blackmore, Sir Richard (1654-1729)

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Date: 1700

"I cannot view you, Madam: For when you speak, all the Faculties of my charm'd Soul crowd to my attentive Ears; desert my Eyes, which gaze insensibly"

— Farquhar, George (1676/7-1707)

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Date: 1700

"He oft reflected on the sacred Guest, / Which had her fixt abode within his Breast, / And in his Works her God-like Form exprest."

— Blackmore, Sir Richard (1654-1729)

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Date: 1700

"God has placed a Natural light, as a Candle in our Hearts; and His Supernatural light does Influence and Direct it."

— Leslie, Charles (1650-1722)

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Date: 1700

"Solomon says, Prov. xx. 27. The Spirit of man is the Candle of the Lord, searching all the Inward Parts."

— Leslie, Charles (1650-1722)

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Date: 1700

"For (says he) Man can no more be a Light to his Mind than he is to his Body: And thence infers, that as the Eye has no Light in it self, so neither the Understanding."

— Leslie, Charles (1650-1722)

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Date: 1700

"He makes our Nature and Minds wholly Dark of themselves, only succeptible of Super-natural light, when sent into our Understanding."

— Leslie, Charles (1650-1722)

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Date: 1700

" I will not take advantage of the Philosophy of this; for, I suppose his meaning to be, that it is Natural to the Understanding to Receive a Light that is infused into it, as for the Eye to see by an Extraneous light; that is, it is an Organ fitted to Receive Light, tho' it has none in it self; ...

— Leslie, Charles (1650-1722)

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Date: 1700

"And so, tho they have Reason, yet are they not Reasonable, because that Reason is none of their own, only as Gifted, that is, Accidental, but not Natural to them; and so they can no more be called Rational, than a Bag can be called Rich, that has Money in it."

— Leslie, Charles (1650-1722)

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Date: 1700, 1703, 1709

"But left th'Impression deep upon my Mind / Of DUNCOMB honour'd, and AUGUSTA kind."

— Gould, Robert (b. 1660?, d. in or before 1709)

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