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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: 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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Date: 1767

"A Poet, on the other hand, who is possessed of original Genius, feels in the strongest manner every impression made upon the mind, by the influence of external objects on the senses, or by reflection on those ideas which are treasured up in the repository of the memory, and is consequently quali...

— Duff, William (1732-1815)

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Date: 1767

"But there is another kind of ALLEGORICAL fable, in which there is very little regard shewn to probability. Its object also is instruction; though it does not endeavour to instruct by real or probable actions; but wrapt in a veil of exaggerated, yet delicate and apposite fiction, is studious at o...

— Duff, William (1732-1815)

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Date: 1767

"In the mean time we may observe, that as the hand of Nature hath stamped different minds with a different kind and degree of Originality, giving each a particular bent to one certain object or pursuit; original Authors will pursue the track marked out by Nature, by faithfully following which the...

— 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.