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Date: 1732

"My Sight, will keep her in my Mind, / Preserve the deep Impression made,"

— Mitchell, Joseph (c. 1684-1738)

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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

"One beauteous Form has struck upon the Mind, / A sweet Impression, casual, or design'd."

— Masters, Mary (1694-1771)

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Date: 1733

"The deep Impression in my Soul was made, / When first I listen'd in the Jess'min Shade."

— Masters, Mary (1694-1771)

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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: 1734

"Besides the five Senses, the Naturalists generally speak of a Sensorium, or common Sense, which they reckon the ground of all Sensation, or a Medium, as it were, for modifying the Impressions and conveying them to the Mind."

— Forbes of Pitsligo, Alexander Forbes, Lord (1678-1762)

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Date: 1734

"We may see God indeed in his Works, for the Heavens declare his Glory, and there may be an impression of his almighty Power upon our minds some other way than by our own Reasoning or making Inferences from the things that strike our Senses."

— Forbes of Pitsligo, Alexander Forbes, Lord (1678-1762)

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Date: 1734

"And there seems to be the like Impression on the Minds of the generality of Mankind, very much to the honour of the divine Wisdom, that God draws Order out of Confusion."

— Forbes of Pitsligo, Alexander Forbes, Lord (1678-1762)

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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: 1735

"Come, gentle Sleep, my Eye-lids close, / These dull Impressions help me lose:"

— Hughes, John (1678?-1720)

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