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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

"But it is to be observed, that conscience is sometimes taken for the practical intellective faculty; so we say the law of nature, and the fear of God, is written in the conscience of every man."

— Taylor, Jeremy (bap. 1613, 1667)

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Date: 1660, 1676

"When God sent the Blessed Jesus into the world to perfect all righteousness, and to teach the world all his Fathers will, it was said, and done, 'I will give my laws in your hearts, and in your minds will I write them;' that is, you shall be governed by the law of natural and essential equity an...

— 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

"The Apostle says, that they use the testimony of conscience, who have the law written in their hearts."

— 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

"Because no man knows the things of a man but the spirit of a man which is in him; and that is the spirit of our conscience, concerning which, he saith, That spirit gives testimony to our spirit."

— Taylor, Jeremy (bap. 1613, 1667)

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Date: 1660, 1676

"Thus, conscience is the Mind, and God writing his laws in our minds, is, informing our conscience, and furnishing it with laws, and rules, and measures, and it is called by S. Paul, [GREEK], the law of the mind."

— Taylor, Jeremy (bap. 1613, 1667)

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Date: 1660, 1676

"It is the assenting and determining part; let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind: and it is also taken for Conscience, or that Treasure of rules which are in order to practice."

— 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.