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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: August, 1752

"The soften‘d heart, prepar'd to take / Whate'er impressions Love shall make."

— Hamilton, William, of Bangour (1704-1754)

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Date: 1757, 1769

"Banish the dire impression from my breast. / For still I see the monster, as he stood."

— Wilkie, William (1721-1772)

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Date: Performed Dec 1756, published 1757

"Time, that wears out the trace of deepest anguish, / As the sea smooths the prints made in the sand, / Has past o'er thee in vain."

— Home, John (1722-1808)

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Date: 1767

"In order therefore to relish and to judge of the production of Genius and to Art, there must be an internal perceptive power, exquisitely sensible to all the impressions which such productions are capable of making on a susceptible mind."

— Duff, William (1732-1815)

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Date: 1767

"A Painter therefore of true Genius, having his fancy strongly impressed and wholly occupied by the most lively conceptions of the objects of which he intends to express the resemblance, has immediate recourse to his pencil, and attempts, by the dexterous use of colours, to sketch out those perfe...

— Duff, William (1732-1815)

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Date: 1767

"Some persons indeed have few ideas except such as are derived from sensation; they seldom ruminate upon, revolve, and compare the impressions made upon their minds, unless at the time they are made, or while they are recent in their remembrance: hence they become incapable of tracing those relat...

— Duff, William (1732-1815)

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