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Date: 1654

"The certainty that that time will come, together with the uncertainty, how, where, and when, should make us so to number our days to apply our hearts to wisdom, that when we are put out of these houses of clay we may be sure of an everlasting habitation that fades not away."

— Bradstreet, Anne (1612-1672)

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Date: 1654

"Conscience must be the Clarke of the Market; and tell us that we must so sell, as we could be willing to buy."

— Hall, Joseph (1574-1656)

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Date: 1657

"Cupid denied of this did backward start, / And ran for hast to hide him in her heart, / Where he renewed fresh flames, and by delay, / So I corcht his wings he could not fly away / Thus force perforce in her my conquer'd breast / Is the poore Inne of such a God-borne guest, / Whom while I harbor...

— Bold, Henry (1627-1683)

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Date: 1657

The fancy is "Commanding Empress of the brain, ubiquitary, faculty."

— Poole, Joshua (c.1615–c.1656)

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Date: 1658

"Wit, Understanding, Memory, and Will, / The pallace of the soul inhabit still."

— Billingsley, Nicholas (bap. 1633, d. 1709)

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Date: 1659

"As first the Frame of the Body, of which I think most reasonable to conclude the Soule her self to be the more particular Architect (for I will not wholly reject Plotinus his opinion;) and that the Plastick power resides in her, as also in the Soules of Brute animals, as very learned and worthy ...

— More, Henry (1614-1687)

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Date: 1660

"A silent night inhabits my sad breast, / And now no chearful thought will be my guest."

— Pordage, Samuel (bap. 1633, d. c. 1691)

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Date: 1660, 1676

"Because he that endeavours to keep a good Conscience and hath an honest mind, besides that he will inquire after his duty sufficiently, he will be able to tell very much of it himself: for God will assist him, and cause that his own mind shall tell him more than seven Watchmen that sit in a Tow...

— Taylor, Jeremy (bap. 1613, 1667)

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Date: 1660, 1676

"And therefore Conscience is called [...] The Household Guardian, The Domestick God, The Spirit or Angel of the place: and when we call God to witness, we only mean, that our conscience is right, and that God and Gods vicar, our conscience, knows it."

— Taylor, Jeremy (bap. 1613, 1667)

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Date: 1660, 1676

"For although conscience be primarily founded in the understanding, as it is the Lawgiver and Dictator; and the rule and dominion of conscience 'fundatur in intellectu', is established in the understanding part; yet it is also Memory, when it accuses or excuses, when it makes joyful and sorrowful...

— Taylor, Jeremy (bap. 1613, 1667)

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