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Date: 1709

An "early prejudice" may have "implanted in the mind" a "false persuasion"

— Berkeley, George (1685-1753)

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Date: 1709

A "false persuasion" "implanted in the mind" by prejudice may be rooted out

— Berkeley, George (1685-1753)

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Date: 1709

Ideas may be "immediately imprinted on the mind"

— Berkeley, George (1685-1753)

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Date: 1709

"To tell you truly, said I, about the thirtieth year of my age, I received a wound that has still left a Scar in my Mind, never to be quite worn out by Time or Philosophy."

— Steele, Sir Richard (1672-1729)

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Date: Thursday, May 5, to Saturday, May 7, 1709

"Such images as these give us a new pleasure in our sight, and fix upon our minds traces of reflection, which accompany us whenever the like objects occur."

— Steele, Sir Richard (1672-1729)

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Date: Saturday, May 7, to Tuesday, May 10, 1709

"The next, as I said, I went to was a common swearer: never was creature so puzzled as myself when I came first to view his brain; half of it was worn out, and filled up with mere expletives, that had nothing to do with any other parts of the texture."

— Steele, Sir Richard (1672-1729)

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Date: Saturday, May 7, to Tuesday, May 10, 1709

"When we first take our place about a man, the receptacles of the pericranium are immediately searched. In his, I found no one ordinary trace of thinking; but strong passion, violent desires, and a continued series of different changes, had torn it to pieces."

— Steele, Sir Richard (1672-1729)

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Date: Saturday, June 4, to Tuesday, June 7, 1709

"This rivets you into his heart; for you at once applaud his wisdom, and gratify his inclination."

— Steele, Sir Richard (1672-1729)

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Date: Thursday, June 9, to Saturday, June 11, 1709

"The fellow with broken limbs justly deserves your alms for his impotent condition; but he that cannot use his own reason, is in a much worse state; for you see him in miserable circumstances, with his remedy at the same time in his own possession, if he would or could use it."

— Steele, Sir Richard (1672-1729)

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Date: Saturday, June 11, to Tuesday, June 14, 1709

"But to probe the heart of a man in this particular to its utmost thoughts and recesses, I must wait for the return of Pacolet, who is now attending a gentleman lately in a duel, and sometimes visits the person by whose hand he received his wounds."

— Steele, Sir Richard (1672-1729)

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