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Date: 1704

"For the Spirits being set in a violent emotion, and the Imagination being fir'd by that agitation; and the Brain being deeply penetrated by those Impressions, the very Objects themselves are set as it were before us, and consequently we are sensible of the same Passion that we should feel from t...

— Dennis, John (1658-1734)

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Date: 1704

"But as soon as Religion was sufficiently imprinted in the Minds of Men, and they had leisure to Treat of Human things in their writings they invented Prose, and invented it in Imitation of Verse, as Strabo tells us in the first Book of his Geography; but after that Prose was invented by them; ne...

— Dennis, John (1658-1734)

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Date: 1705

"My Reasons always due Impressions made, / Proofs that are felt, are fittest to perswade."

— Blackmore, Sir Richard (1654-1729)

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Date: 1705

"Such dire Impressions in his Heart remain / Of MARLBRĂ”'S Sword, and HOCKSTET'S fatal Plain."

— Addison, Joseph (1672-1719)

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Date: 1705

"'Tis a Fault which Authors of Romances commit in every Page; they would Blind the Reader with this Miracle, but 'tis necessary the Miracle shou'd be feisable, to make an Impression in the Brain of Reasonable Persons."

— Manley, Delarivier (c. 1670-1724)

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Date: 1705

"Nature is a kind of Harmony, which by a strange Collection of Things, makes an Impression on our Senses and our Reason."

— Manley, Delarivier (c. 1670-1724)

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Date: 1705

"'Tis not Tasting alone that causes such different Impressions on our Organs, 'tis very probable that other Objects may have the same Effect."

— Manley, Delarivier (c. 1670-1724)

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Date: 1705

"Superstition, and Despair of Eternal Salvation are wont to imprint on the sensitive Soul, the Blood and Body, in a manner the like affects of Melancholy, as Love and Jealousie, tho' some way after a different manner of affecting; for in the former, the Object whose getting or loss is in danger, ...

— Beaumont, John (c.1640-1731)

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Date: 1705

"In those kinds of affects, the Corporeal Soul being carryed away, as it were by Violence, both Divorces it self from the Body, and being modified according to the Character of the Idea imprinted, is wont to take a New Species, either Angelical, or Diabolical; mean while the Understanding, inasmu...

— Beaumont, John (c.1640-1731)

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Date: 1706, 1709

"But let thine Image ever dwell / Stampt as a Seal upon my Heart."

— Watts, Isaac (1674-1748)

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