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Date: 1699

"The Spirit of God, or Wind of God, stands sometimes for a high and strong Wind; but more frequently it signifies a secret Impression made by God on the Mind of a Prophet."

— Burnet, Gilbert (1643-1715)

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Date: 1720

"My Love let me thy dear Affection feel, / Imprint me on thy Heart, there stamp me as a Seal; Upon thy Arm let me engraven be, / There fix me as a Seal, love's Signet make thou me."

— Pennecuik, Alexander (d. 1730)

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Date: 1728 (1733)

"'Tis however to be observ'd that whatever Pleasures or Pains we may happen to be sensible of, these do not spring up in the Mind of their own Accord, but are deriv'd to us, either from the Impressions of some Objects that are external to the human Soul, or from some Thoughts and Reflections, abo...

— Campbell, Archibald (1691–1756)

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Date: 1728 (1733)

"In the first Place, I say, our Pleasures or Pains are derived to us from the Impressions of some Objects that are external to the Mind."

— Campbell, Archibald (1691–1756)

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Date: 1728 (1733)

"But when we consider how the human Body stands connected with the Rest of the visible Creation, and depends, as to its Motions that immediatly affect the Mind, upon the Impressions which from thence it receiveth; 'tis very obvious, that the Mind derives her Pleasures or Pains, by means of her Bo...

— Campbell, Archibald (1691–1756)

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Date: 1728 (1733)

"Now,'tis this Dependence, which the Mind Is always conscious she has upon the Body, that engageth her in so very deep a Concern for it. For if the Mind suffer'd no Alteration in her State, from whatever Impressions might be made on it by external Objects, we have no Reason to believe, but that s...

— Campbell, Archibald (1691–1756)

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Date: 1732

"My Sight, will keep her in my Mind, / Preserve the deep Impression made,"

— Mitchell, Joseph (c. 1684-1738)

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Date: 1734

"Besides the five Senses, the Naturalists generally speak of a Sensorium, or common Sense, which they reckon the ground of all Sensation, or a Medium, as it were, for modifying the Impressions and conveying them to the Mind."

— Forbes of Pitsligo, Alexander Forbes, Lord (1678-1762)

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Date: 1734

"We may see God indeed in his Works, for the Heavens declare his Glory, and there may be an impression of his almighty Power upon our minds some other way than by our own Reasoning or making Inferences from the things that strike our Senses."

— Forbes of Pitsligo, Alexander Forbes, Lord (1678-1762)

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Date: 1734

"And there seems to be the like Impression on the Minds of the generality of Mankind, very much to the honour of the divine Wisdom, that God draws Order out of Confusion."

— Forbes of Pitsligo, Alexander Forbes, Lord (1678-1762)

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