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Date: 1700

"For (says he) Man can no more be a Light to his Mind than he is to his Body: And thence infers, that as the Eye has no Light in it self, so neither the Understanding."

— Leslie, Charles (1650-1722)

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Date: 1700

"He makes our Nature and Minds wholly Dark of themselves, only succeptible of Super-natural light, when sent into our Understanding."

— Leslie, Charles (1650-1722)

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Date: 1700

" I will not take advantage of the Philosophy of this; for, I suppose his meaning to be, that it is Natural to the Understanding to Receive a Light that is infused into it, as for the Eye to see by an Extraneous light; that is, it is an Organ fitted to Receive Light, tho' it has none in it self; ...

— Leslie, Charles (1650-1722)

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Date: 1700

"And so, tho they have Reason, yet are they not Reasonable, because that Reason is none of their own, only as Gifted, that is, Accidental, but not Natural to them; and so they can no more be called Rational, than a Bag can be called Rich, that has Money in it."

— Leslie, Charles (1650-1722)

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Date: 1700

"Whilst our own Will our Passions shall restrain, / He [Nassaw] gives us each an Empire where to Reign."

— Hopkins, John (b. 1675)

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Date: 1700

"E'er since which time, unhappy Lovers see, / Their Passion ne'er can be from Tempests free / It Ebbs and Flows, unfixt, not long the same, / A rowling Ocean of tumultuous Flame."

— Hopkins, John (b. 1675)

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Date: 1700

"My Heart's his Throne, yet Rebel Passions Jar, / Which Fire my Veins, and thro' my Blood make War."

— Hopkins, John (b. 1675)

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Date: 1700

"All Hearts you Conquer, as you Conquer mine"

— Hopkins, John (b. 1675)

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Date: 1700

"Reason and Love wage an Eternal War"

— Hopkins, John (b. 1675)

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Date: 1700

"Love Fights--Love Conquers still-- / And my own Heart is his Triumphant Car."

— Hopkins, John (b. 1675)

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