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Date: 1611

"For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts."

— Anonymous

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Date: 1611

"After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts."

— Author Unknown

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Date: 1687, 1691

"And above all things, let us carefully observe this Precept, writ in the Book of their Law, but is not always imprinted in their Hearts, Never do to Others, no not thy Enemies, that which thou wouldst not have done to thy self."

— Marana, Giovanni Paolo (1642-1693); Anonymous [William Bradshaw (fl. 1700) or Robert Midgley (1655?-1723)?]

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Date: 1687, 1691

"Engrave these Words in thy Heart: Love ever what is honest, and hate always what is contrary to it."

— Marana, Giovanni Paolo (1642-1693); Anonymous [William Bradshaw (fl. 1700) or Robert Midgley (1655?-1723)?]

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Date: 1693

"One while he fancied he saw her Dancing, another, that he saw with what a grace she spake, and every word of her discourse was as ready in his memory, as if they were the only ones engraven there; no wonder if those who will not give credit to the Stories of Apparitions, say, the Persons are del...

— Anonymous

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Date: 1693

"Whore! (said I) that word I will engrave on thy traiterous Heart; at these words he leapt back and drew, I made at him with a great deal of Fury; but being appeased by some Blood I drew from him, I proffered him again the same conditions of Reconciliation; but his Rage made him deaf to Reason."

— Anonymous

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Date: 1694

The imagination of a Mother may imprint any visualized object on the form of her unborn child

— Aristotle [pseud.]

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Date: 1703-4

"All therefore that [Jesus] cou'd take from his Mother, must be the Weaknesses, not the Faults of Humanity, not proceeding from her like a rasa tabula, with no Impressions at all, but indifferent to good and evil"

— Anonymous

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Date: 1723

"When this is done, the Soul becometh a pure Tabula Rasa, and is fit for the Impressions of Celestial Virtue."

— Marana, Giovanni Paolo (1642-1693); Anonymous [William Bradshaw (fl. 1700) or Robert Midgley (1655?-1723)?]

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Date: 1723

"Having thus cleaned and polish'd the Soul, it becomes a pure Tabula Rasa, fit for the best or worst Impressions."

— Marana, Giovanni Paolo (1642-1693); Anonymous [William Bradshaw (fl. 1700) or Robert Midgley (1655?-1723)?]

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