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Date: Friday, April 14, 1727

"A Man of true Honour will as soon break open a Lock as a Letter, which does not belong to him; and pick his Neighbour's Pocket, as soon as discover his Nakedness in this Respect; for a Letter, being the Representative of the Person's Heart, who sends it, ought to pass, without Examination or Int...

— Caleb d’Anvers [pseud. for Nicholas Amhurst, Henry, Viscount Bolingbroke, and William Pulteney, Earl of Bath]

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Date: 1741

"Search each his own Breast first, read that with Care, / And mark if no one Crime be written There!"

— Miller, James (1704-1744)

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Date: Published serially, 1765-1770

"I catched at the Letter and, tearing it open, read over and over, a thousand Times, what will for ever be engraven in my Memory and on my Heart."

— Brooke, Henry (c. 1703-1783)

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Date: Published serially, 1765-1770

"The Muscles of her Face still retained the Stamp of the last Sentiment of her Soul"

— Brooke, Henry (c. 1703-1783)

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Date: Published serially, 1765-1770

"[A]ll Laws that were ever framed for the good Government of Men (even with the divine Decalogue) are no other than faint Transcripts of that eternal Law of Benevolence, which was written and again retraced in the Bosom of the first Man"

— Brooke, Henry (c. 1703-1783)

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Date: Published serially, 1765-1770

"Saint Paul, bears Testimony, also, to the Impression of this Law of Rights on the Consciences and Hearts of all Men" in Romans, chapter 2: "Not the Hearers of the Law are just before God, but the Doers of the Law shall be justified. For, when the Gentiles, which have not the Law, do by Nature th...

— Brooke, Henry (c. 1703-1783)

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Date: 1771

"The infant mind at coming to the world, is a meer rasa tabula, destitute of all ideas and materials of reflection."

— Usher, James (1720-1771)

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Date: 1771

"It is a charte blanche, ready for receiving the inscriptions of sense; yet it behoves us carefully to observe, that it differs from a rasa tabula or a sheet of clean paper, in the following respect, that you may write on clean paper; that sugar is bitter, wormwood sweet, fire and f...

— Usher, James (1720-1771)

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Date: 1794

"Therefore I take the mind or soul of men to be so perfectly indifferent to receive all impressions, as a rasa tabula, or white paper, &c."

— Morell, Thomas (1703-1784)

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Date: 1795

"Like souls unborn and unequipp'd, / A blank, of many a passion stripp'd."

— Stevenson, John Hall (1717-1785)

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