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Date: 1726

"[T]he Person of the Man, and the Manner in which he delivered his Message, made such an Impression on her Mind, that she was in an instant changed"

— Aubin, Penelope (1679?-1731?)

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Date: 1726

"But the whole Scene of this Voyage made so strong an Impression on my Mind, and is so deeply fixed in my Memory, that in committing it to Paper I did not omit one material Circumstance."

— Swift, Jonathan (1667-1745)

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Date: 1732

"Amira no sooner saw the Duke's lntent, but she shun'd his Presence, at least as much as possible, without being observ'd, and express'd in every Action so resolute and inborn an Aversion, the Duke judg'd it impossible to be real; never once reflecting his fair Charge might be pre-ingag'd, and th...

— Boyd, Elizabeth (fl. 1727-1745)

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Date: 1733

"It was not for any Credit that she gave to such vain Images, but her Mind was still impress'd with the Vision she saw in her Sleep; and though every Thing seem'd to preclude her Hopes, yet it was not possible for her to renounce the Thoughts of Happiness after what she had seen with her own Eyes."

— Morando, Bernardo (1589-1656); Gaspard-Mo├»se-Augustin de Fontanieu; Anonymous

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Date: 1735

"But the whole Scene of this Voyage made so strong an Impression on my Mind, and is so deeply fixed in my Memory, that in committing it to Paper, I did not omit one material Circumstance"

— Swift, Jonathan (1667-1745)

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Date: 1736

"He illustrated this Truth by many Arguments, as well as by a great Number of Examples from the History of past Times, and his own Observation of the present; and that what he said to her might be the more deeply imprinted on her Mind, he obliged her every day to repeat to him the Subject of thei...

— Haywood [née Fowler], Eliza (1693?-1756)

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Date: 1736

"She was pleased with the Person and Address of her Lover; her Heart confessed the Impression he had made on it; the tender Impulse thrill'd in every Part; she languish'd; she almost died away between his Arms."

— Haywood [née Fowler], Eliza (1693?-1756)

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Date: 1742

"Of this number I could name a Peer no less elevated by Nature than by Fortune, who whilst he wears the noblest Ensigns of Honour on his Person, bears the truest Stamp of Dignity on his Mind, adorned with Greatness, enriched with Knowledge, and embelished with Genius."

— Fielding, Henry (1707-1754)

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Date: 1742

"But as it happens to Persons, who have in their Infancy been thoroughly frightned with certain no Persons called Ghosts, that they retain their Dread of those Beings, after they are convinced that there are no such things; so these young Ladies, tho' they no longer apprehend devouring, cannot so...

— Fielding, Henry (1707-1754)

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Date: 1744, 1753

"But David, altho' the Picture of what Valentine and Cynthia must feel, on hearing such News, was deeply imprinted in his Imagination, and made a strong Effort to subdue his Mind; yet did he preserve Steadiness enough to conquer his own Passions, to comfort his Camilla, and again to restore his l...

— Fielding, Sarah (1710-1768)

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