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Date: 1652

"As he could perceive no connate colours, no pictures or portraictures in his external eye: so neither could he finde any signatures in his minde till some outward objects had made some impression upon his [GREEK] his soft and plyable understanding impartially prepared for every seal."

— Culverwell, Nathanael (bap. 1619, d. 1651)

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Date: 1652

"They must have some time to spell the [GREEK] that was of Reasons writing."

— Culverwell, Nathanael (bap. 1619, d. 1651)

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Date: 1653

"[T]here is an indelible Idea of a Being absolutely perfect in the Mind of Man."

— More, Henry (1614-1687)

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Date: 1653

The idea of an absolutely perfect being "is as distinct and indelible an Idea in the Soul, as the Idea of the five Regular Bodyes, or any other Idea whatsoever"

— More, Henry (1614-1687)

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Date: 1653

The mind of man is not "a Table book in which nothing is writ."

— More, Henry (1614-1687)

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Date: 1653

There are not "Ideas flaring and shining to the Animadversive faculty like so many Torches or Starres in the Firmament to our outward sight [...] and Red Letters or Astronomical Characters in an Almanack."

— More, Henry (1614-1687)

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Date: 1653

"Upon thine heart let me be put, / and set like as a seal; / And as a seal upon thine arme"

— Slater, Samuel (c.1629-1704)

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Date: 1653

"Thoughts as a Pen do write upon the Braine; / The Letters which wise Thoughts do write, are plaine."

— Cavendish, Margaret (1623-1673)

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Date: 1653

"Or Thoughts like Pencils draw still to the Life, / And Fancies mixt, as colours give delight."

— Cavendish, Margaret (1623-1673)

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Date: 1653

"So Fancy is the Soul in Poetrie, / And if not good, a Poem ill must be."

— Cavendish, Margaret (1623-1673)

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