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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: 1704

"Words drop like Hony from his Lips, his Mind / Is wav'ring and unconstant, as the Wind."

— Anonymous

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Date: 1704

"His Thoughts were undisguis'd, and unconfin'd, / As naked as his Body was his Mind.

— Anonymous

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Date: 1704

"The Springs he drank were like his Conscience clear."

— Anonymous

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Date: 1704

"From thence the Taylor and the Parson join'd, / To cloath his naked Body and his Mind; / The Taylor only form'd the outward Sign, / To shew what sort of Creature liv'd within; / The Priest amaz'd him in his Mystick School, / Turn'd his Head round, and made him Knave and Fool."

— Anonymous

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Date: 1704, 1716

"My Body swoln, and bloated as thy Mind."

— Anonymous

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Date: 1707

"The Footman of my Prayers has been tir'd to knock at the Door of your Heart, and the Servant of your Compassion has never vouchsafed to open it"

— Anonymous

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Date: 1707

The mind may be "soak'd in the bottom of the Belly" of one's Ignorance so that he needs the syrup of understanding and knowledge "to liquify the Matter" of his thoughts.

— Anonymous

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Date: 1707

The mind may be "soak'd in the bottom of the Belly" of one's Ignorance so that he needs the syrup of understanding and knowledge "to liquify the Matter" of his thoughts

— Anonymous

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Date: 1707

"Let others on the Senses Surface play, / And purchase fleeting Honours of a Day; / Your Empire's lasting, for the Mind's your Throne, / And ev'ry Hour you gain upon Renown."

— Anonymous

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