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Date: 1760

The spirit of consciousness does not herself know if ideas are communicated by oscillations of by fluids nor does she know how "this material substance the brain, can raise ideas in the immaterial mind"

— Johnstone, Charles (c.1719-c.1800)

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Date: 1760-7

"I mention this, not only as matter of hypothesis or conjecture upon the progress and establishment of my father's many odd opinions,--but as a warning to the learned reader against the indiscreet reception of such guests, who, after a free and undisturbed enterance, for some years, into our brai...

— Sterne, Laurence (1713-1768)

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Date: 1760-7

The soul is naked and visible within its body--if one looks through the window

— Sterne, Laurence (1713-1768)

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Date: 1760-7

The soul is housed in the body

— Sterne, Laurence (1713-1768)

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Date: 1760-7

"Some, for instance, draw all their characters with wind instruments."

— Sterne, Laurence (1713-1768)

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Date: 1760-7

Farting and Hiccuping are as different as wit and judgment

— Sterne, Laurence (1713-1768)

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Date: 1760-7

Wit is a spark?

— Sterne, Laurence (1713-1768)

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Date: 1760-7

One's soul may, together with all his ideas, his thoughts, his attention, his imagination, judgment, resolution, deliberation, ratiocination, memory, fancy, with ten batallions of animal spirits" all tumultuously crowd down, "through different defiles and circuits, to the place in danger," leavin...

— Sterne, Laurence (1713-1768)

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Date: 1760-7

Passion may get "into the judgment-seat," and pronounce sentence "in the stead of reason, which is supposed always to preside and determine upon the case"

— Sterne, Laurence (1713-1768)

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Date: 1760-7

"Indeed there is one thing to be considered, that in Nova Zembla, North Lapland, and in all those cold and dreary tracts of the globe, which lie more directly under the artick and antartick circles, --where the whole province of a man's concernments lies for near nine months together, with...

— Sterne, Laurence (1713-1768)

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