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Date: 1611

The law of nature is "written in the hearts of all men"

— Sclater, William (bap. 1575, d. 1627)

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Date: 1612

"Solid and sober natures, have more of the ballast, then of the saile"

— Bacon, Sir Francis, Lord Verulam (1561-1626)

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Date: 1614

"That there is a God; ... This is a common notion, and impression, sealed up in the minde of every man."

— Purchas, Samuel (bap. 1577, d. 1626)

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Date: 1615

"The 12 signs of the Zodiac, by the Astrologers elegantly depictured in the body of a man, I pass over with silence: for these are things ancient and commonly known, as being sung in the corners of our streets: we choose rather to meditate of more sublime and profound matters, and to bend the eye...

— Crooke, Helkiah (1576-1648)

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Date: 1615

"The head, the Castle and tower of the soule, the seate of reason, the mansion house of wisedome, the treasury of memory, iudgement, and discourse, wherein mankinde is most like to the Angels or intelligencies, obtaining the loftiest and most eminent place in the body; doth it not elegantly resem...

— Crooke, Helkiah (1576-1648)

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Date: 1615

"For as in that celestiall part, the Sun is predominant, by whose motion, beames, and light, all things haue their brightnesse, luster, and beauty; so in the middest of the chest, the heart resideth, whose likenesse and proportion with the Sun, is such and so great, as the ancient writers haue be...

— Crooke, Helkiah (1576-1648)

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Date: 1615

"Whose arguments we will here scite before the tribunall of Reason"

— Crooke, Helkiah (1576-1648)

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Date: 1615

"[W]e are also of [Adam's] off-spring; not that I conceive (as some blasphemously have done) that he was made out of the very essence of God, but because the image of the divine nature, is most lively imprinted in his soul and in his body, and in the substance & qualities of them both. For the So...

— Crooke, Helkiah (1576-1648)

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Date: 1615

"For that first matter receiveth but particular and individual forms, and that without understanding: in the Soul are imprinted the universal forms of things, and it hath also understanding to judge of them."

— Crooke, Helkiah (1576-1648)

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Date: 1615

"For in it is a lively resemblance of the ineffable Trinity, represented by the three principal faculties, Memory, Understanding, and Will."

— Crooke, Helkiah (1576-1648)

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