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Date: 1694

"No solicitude in the adornation of your selves is discommended, provided you employ your care about that which is really your self; and do not neglect that particle of Divinity within you, which must survive, and may (if you please) be happy and perfect when it’s unsuitable and much inferiour Co...

— Astell, Mary (1666–1731)

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Date: 1694

"What your own sentiments are, I know not, but I cannot without pity and resentment reflect, that those Glorious Temples on which your kind Creator has bestow'd such exquisite workmanship, shou'd enshrine no better than Egyptian Deities; be like a garnish'd Sepulchre, which for all it's glitterin...

— Astell, Mary (1666–1731)

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Date: 1700

"We our selves are Figures of God, being Images of him: And what is an Image but the Figure or Sign of a Thing?"

— Leslie, Charles (1650-1722)

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Date: 1700

"Now if the Soul, which is but an Image of God, at an Infinite distance, can communicate it self to several Members, without breach of its Unity; why should it be Impossible for the Eternal and Infinite Mind to communicate it self to several Persons, without breach of its Unity; I will be bold to...

— Leslie, Charles (1650-1722)

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Date: 1700

"Now what is it that strikes a judicious Tast? Not that to be sure which injures the absent, or provokes the Company, which poisons the Mind under pretence of entertaining it, proceeding from or giving Countenance to false Ideas, to dangerous and immoral Principles."

— Astell, Mary (1666–1731)

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Date: 1709

Ideas may be "immediately imprinted on the mind"

— Berkeley, George (1685-1753)

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Date: 1710, 1734

"It is evident to any one who takes a survey of the objects of human knowledge, that they are either ideas actually imprinted on the senses"

— Berkeley, George (1685-1753)

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Date: 1710

"That number is entirely the creature of the mind, even though the other qualities be allowed to exist without, will be evident to whoever considers, that the same thing bears a different denomination of number, as the mind views it with different respects."

— Berkeley, George (1685-1753)

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Date: 1710, 1734

Parcels of matter may be "so many occasions to remind" God "when and what ideas to imprint on our minds"

— Berkeley, George (1685-1753)

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Date: 1710, 1734

A prejudice may be "riveted so deeply in our thoughts, that we can scarce tell how to part with it"

— Berkeley, George (1685-1753)

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