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Date: 1698

"People love to see their Passions painted no less than their Persons: And like Narcissus are apt to dote on their own Image."

— Collier, Jeremy (1650-1726)

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Date: 1698

"Love has generally a Party Within; And when the Wax is prepared, the Impression is easily made."

— Collier, Jeremy (1650-1726)

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Date: 1698

"The Passions are up in Arms, and there's a mighty Contest between Duty, and Inclination. The Mind is over-run with Amusements, and commonly good for nothing sometime after."

— Collier, Jeremy (1650-1726)

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Date: 1698

"The Seat of Sense is the Brain, whose Nervous Dispensations are the Intermediate Bodies between it and the Organs, on which the External Objects act."

— Cowper [Cooper], William (1666/7-1710)

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Date: 1698

"When the Impression is made by the Object, and receiv'd into the Organ of Sense, it is convey'd from thence with the same Type or Character, by an Agitation of its Nervous Expansions and their continued Trunks, to the common Sensory."

— Cowper [Cooper], William (1666/7-1710)

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Date: 1699

"We do plainly perceive that our Bodies are clogs to our Minds: And all the use that even the purest sort of Body in an Estate conceived to be glorified, can be of to a Mind, is to be an Instrument of local Motion, or to be a repository of Ideas for Memory and Imagination."

— Burnet, Gilbert (1643-1715)

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Date: 1699

"A Mind dwelling in a Body, is in many respects superior to it; yet in some respects is under it."

— Burnet, Gilbert (1643-1715)

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Date: 1699

"And after they are come to their full growth, they cannot hold in that condition long, but sink down much faster than they grew up; some Humours or Diseases discomposing the Brain, which is the Seat of the Mind so entirely, that it cannot serve it, at least so far as to Reflex Acts."

— Burnet, Gilbert (1643-1715)

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Date: 1699

"The Spirit of God, or Wind of God, stands sometimes for a high and strong Wind; but more frequently it signifies a secret Impression made by God on the Mind of a Prophet."

— Burnet, Gilbert (1643-1715)

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Date: 1699

"Adam in his first state was made after the Image of God, so that his bodily powers were perfectly under the command of his mind; This Revolt that we feel our Bodies and Senses are always in, cannot be supposed to be God's Original Workmanship"

— Burnet, Gilbert (1643-1715)

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