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Date: c. 1400

"Minde is clepid a principal my3te, for it conteneþ in it goostly not only alle þe oþer mi3tes, þot þerto alle þo þinges in þe whiche þei worchen."

— Anonymous

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Date: c. 1440-1450

"Vnderstondying is þe sy3t in þe ey3e of soule, desire is þe ere & þe herying of the soule, dely3t is þe mowth & þe swelwying of þi soule, Mynde is þe nase & þe smellyng of þi soule; wyll & consent is þe felyng of þi soule."

— 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: 1694

"If Man would understand the Excellency of the Soul, as far as it is capable of comprehending it self, let him, after serious Recollection, descend into himself, and search diligently his own Mind, and there he shall find so many admirable Gifts, and excellent Ornaments."

— Aristotle [pseud.]

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Date: 1694

The soul is "a spark of the Divine Mind" and "a blast of Almighty Breath"

— Aristotle [pseud.]

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Date: 1694

"It has caused many disputes amongst the Learned, especially Philosophers, in what part of the Body the Soul chooses to reside."

— Aristotle [pseud.]

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Date: 1694

The "Soul of Man is a Divine Ray, infused by God"

— Aristotle [pseud.]

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Date: 1694

A "Mothers strange Imaginations, and divers Phantasms" "deform the Body" of her child

— Aristotle [pseud.]

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Date: 1694

"Certainly, the joyning of Hearts in a Matrimonial State, is of all conditions the happiest; for then a Man has, whom to unravel his Thoughts to, as well as a sweet Companion in his Labour."

— Aristotle [pseud.]

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Date: 1694

"To which may be added, the Appetite and Desire to Copulation, which fires the Imagination with unusual Fancies."

— Aristotle [pseud.]

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