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Date: 1737

"I say, I see it was so evenly carried without Prejudice, (whether it were a true Accusation of the one part, or a Practice of a false Accusation on the other) as shewed plainly that his majesty's Judgment was tanquam tabula rasa, as a clean Pair of tables, and his Ear tanquam janua aperta, as a ...

— Holles, John, Earl of Clare (ca. 1565-1637)

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