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Date: 1623

"[Conscience is a book] euen in thine owne bosome, written by the finger of God, in such plaine Characters, and so legible, that though thou knowest not a letter in any other booke, yet thou maist reade this"

— Carpenter, Richard (1575-1627)

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Date: 1623

Conscience is "the Lord-Keeper, the Chancellor ... who keepeth a Chancery in the soule of man"

— Bourne, Immanuel (1590-1672)

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Date: 1623

Conscience is "a noble and divine power and faculty, planted of God in the substance of a mans soule, working upon it selfe by reflection, and taking exact notice, as a Scribe or Register, and determingin Gods Viceroy and deputy, Judge of all that is in the mind, will, affections, actions, and th...

— Carpenter, Richard (1575-1627)

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Date: 1623

Conscience is "a noble and divine power and faculty, planted of God in the substance of a mans soule, working upon it selfe by reflection, and taking exact notice, as a Scribe or Register, and determingin Gods Viceroy and deputy, Judge of all that is in the mind, will, affections, actions, and th...

— Carpenter, Richard (1575-1627)

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Date: 1623

"[C]onscience, as a Scribe or Notary, sitting in the closet of mans heart, with pen in hand, records and keepes a Catalogue, or Diary of all our Doings, of the time when, place where, the manner how they were performed, adn that so cleere and evident, that goe where we will, doe what we can, the ...

— Carpenter, Richard (1575-1627)

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Date: 1627

A sinner cannot deny his sins, "being convinced by two evidences against which there can bee no exception, the booke of the Law, & the booke of his owne Conscience, the one shall show him what he should have done, & the other what he hath done."

— Hakewill, George (bap. 1578, d. 1649)

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Date: 1627

"[A]gainst the book of the Law, hee shal be able to speake nothing, his Conscience telling him that the commaundements of the Lord are pure and righteous altogether: and for the booke of Conscience, against that he cannot possibly except, it being always in his owne keeping."

— Hakewill, George (bap. 1578, d. 1649)

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Date: 1628

The young soul is likened to "a white paper unscribled with observations of the world, wherewith at length it becomes a blurr'd Note-booke"

— Earle, John (1601-1665)

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Date: 1630

"The apostle tells us that this love is the fulfilling of the law, not that it is enough to love our brother and so no further; but in regard of the excellency of his parts giving any motion to the other as the soul to the body and the power it hath to set all the faculties at work in the outward...

— Winthrop, John (1588–1649)

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Date: 1630

"Now when the soul, which is of a sociable nature, finds anything like to itself, it is like Adam when Eve was brought to him."

— Winthrop, John (1588–1649)

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