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Date: October 15, 1692

"[Locke] will allow no idea innate but such as a man brings coined in his mind like a shilling."

— King, William (1650-1729)

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Date: September 6, 1695; 1708

"Mr. Molyneux's ingenious Question, of which you gave me an Account at Mr. Lukey's Yesterday, has run so much in my Mind ever since, that I could scarce drive it out of my Thoughts."

— Synge, Edward (1659–1741)

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Date: September 6, 1695; 1708

"To be reveng'd on you therefore for putting my Brains into such a Ferment, I have resolved to be so impertinent as to send you the Result of my Meditations upon the Subject."

— Synge, Edward (1659–1741)

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