Date: 1763 (repr. 1776); 1794 (repr. 1799)
"When actual thought is suspended, there may remain some secret power of thinking resulting from the constitution of the soul, which will exert itself when the obstruction is removed. As a bow when bent has a disposition to straiten itself again, or a clock to strike, though the hammer be held ba...
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— Doddridge, Philip (1702-1751)