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Date: 1660, 1676

"But these high and great expressions are better in the Spirit than in the letter; they have in them something of institution, and something of design, they tell us that Conscience is a guard and a guide, a rule and a law set over us by God, and they are spoken to make us afraid to sin against ou...

— Taylor, Jeremy (bap. 1613, 1667)

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Date: 1660, 1676

"[F]or as we are ashamed to sin in company, so we ought to fear our conscience, which is God's Watchman and Intelligencer."

— Taylor, Jeremy (bap. 1613, 1667)

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Date: 1660, 1676

"For conscience is Gods deputy; and the inferior must suppose a superior; and God and our conscience are like relative terms, it not being imaginable why some persons in some cases should be amaz'd and troubled in their minds for their having done a secret turpitude or cruelty; but that con- sci...

— Taylor, Jeremy (bap. 1613, 1667)

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Date: 1660, 1676

"Our mind being thus furnished with a holy Rule, and conducted by a divine guide, is called Conscience; and is the same thing which in Scripture is sometimes called the heart."

— Taylor, Jeremy (bap. 1613, 1667)

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Date: 1660, 1676

"I do suppose that this is the very spirit, which by the Apostle is said to be with the soul, as a pedagogue and social governor, that it may admonish the soul of better things, and chastise her for her faults, and reprove her."

— Taylor, Jeremy (bap. 1613, 1667)

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Date: 1660, 1676

"For the conscience is a Judge and a Guide, a Monitor and a Witness, which are the offices of the knowing, not of the chusing faculty."

— Taylor, Jeremy (bap. 1613, 1667)

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Date: 1660, 1676

"For a scrupulous conscience does not take away the proper determination of the understanding; but it is like a Woman handling of a Frog or a Chicken, which, all their friends tell them, can do them no hurt, and they are convinced in reason that they cannot, they believe it and know it ;...

— Taylor, Jeremy (bap. 1613, 1667)

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Date: w. 1663, 1954 publication

"Without the help and assistance of the senses [the mind] can achieve nothing more than a labourer working in darkness behind shuttered windows"

— Locke, John (1632-1704)

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Date: 1664

"[W]e are strangers to our selves, as to the inhabitants of America"

— Glanvill, Joseph (1636-1680)

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Date: 1664

"Or if that Lady, in whose Breast, / My fled Heart, is lodg'd a Guest, / Will Exchange (but Oh! I fear / Her's, is stray'd, some other where) / I may Live"

— Bold, Henry (1627-1683)

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