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Date: 1693

"And as the guilty Conscience of the Murderer presents the Fantour of the Murdered to his view, so Lovers are haunted with Spectres too, only the Murderers appear in a dreadful, the Lovers in a pleasing Form."

— Anonymous

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Date: 1693

"Now I would know what my success may be, if I go on, and accordingly I will either nourish this Passion, or tear it from my Breast?"

— Anonymous

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Date: 1694

"If Man would understand the Excellency of the Soul, as far as it is capable of comprehending it self, let him, after serious Recollection, descend into himself, and search diligently his own Mind, and there he shall find so many admirable Gifts, and excellent Ornaments."

— Aristotle [pseud.]

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Date: 1694

The soul is "a spark of the Divine Mind" and "a blast of Almighty Breath"

— Aristotle [pseud.]

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Date: 1694

A "Mothers strange Imaginations, and divers Phantasms" "deform the Body" of her child

— Aristotle [pseud.]

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Date: 1694

The Mother's imagination "may sometimes determine the Sex" of an unborn child

— Aristotle [pseud.]

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Date: 1694

The woman's force of imagination "is certainly very prevalent in the causing of the Child to be of this or that Sex" during the act of coition

— Aristotle [pseud.]

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Date: 1694

"For although the Soul is said to reside in one place, it operates in every part, exercising every Member, which are the Souls Instruments, by which she manifesteth her power; but if it so happen, that any of the Organical parts are out of Tune, the work is confused."

— Aristotle [pseud.]

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Date: 1694

"Nay, so far were the Heathens, by the Light of Nature, from doubting the Immortality of the Soul, that Plato in his 'Phaedro' thus reasons; viz. What consists out of Elements (says he) is Immortal and can never dye. The Soul is not made of Elements, nor of created matter, but came from God, and ...

— Aristotle [pseud.]

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Date: 1694

"Then may it be without difficulty granted, that the Body which has been a long Companion of the Souls, will once again enjoy it never more to be separated; for the Body at the Resurrection shall be incorruptible and so as far from a capacity of perishing any more as the Soul, made so by him, tha...

— Aristotle [pseud.]

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