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Date: 1777

"These words cannot be forgotten! they press upon my mind with the sacredness of a parent's dying instructions!"

— Mackenzie, Henry (1745-1831)

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Date: 1777

"His youth has been enlightened by letters, and informed by travel; but what is still more valuable, his mind has been early impressed with the principles of manly virtue."

— Mackenzie, Henry (1745-1831)

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Date: 1785

One may "make certain impressions upon the mind of a certain person, whom a certain set of men have been doing their utmost to betray into his grandfather's errors."

— Combe, William (1742 -1823)

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Date: 1797

"The impression becomes deeper; not in consequence of being reinforced by fresh arguments, but merely by dint of having longer rested in the mind; and as they [doubts] increase in force, they creep on and extend themselves. At length they diffuse themselves over the whole of Religion, and possess...

— Wilberforce, William (1759–1833),

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Date: 1801

"Panting he gaz'd, scarce able to sustain / The soft impressions which his heart assail'd."

— Burges, Sir James Bland (1752-1824)

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Date: 1801

" Th' impression sad pervaded every breast,"

— Burges, Sir James Bland (1752-1824)

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Date: 1810

"When ambition and wealth their allurements unite, / What heart can resist their attractive impression?"

— Burges, Sir James Bland (1752-1824)

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Date: 1816

"'Whate'er thy title, from my grateful heart / 'Ne'er can th' impression of thy zeal depart."

— Burges, Sir James Bland (1752-1824)

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Date: 1817

"Doctrines, by the Nurses taught, / Are fix'd for ever in the thought: / The fair Impression then pursue, / Of what is just, and what is true"

— Combe, William (1742 -1823)

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Date: 1820

"'Tis in that hour the mind receives ... The best impression virtue gives."

— Combe, William (1742 -1823)

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