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Date: 1740

"Not the most tempting Charms of Wit, or Worth, / Most graceful Forms, or dazling Shew of Greatness, / Can make Impression on a Mind like her's"

— Sheffield, John, first duke of Buckingham and Normanby (1647-1721)

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Date: 1740

"This Work, I say, shall not only contain the various Impressions of my Mind, (as in Louis the Fourteenth his Cabinet you have seen the growing Medals of his Person from Infancy to Old Age,) but shall likewise include with them the Theatrical History of my Own Time, from my first Appearance on th...

— Cibber, Colley (1671-1757)

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Date: 1741

"But soon his tender Mind th' Impression felt"

— Ogle, George (1704-1746)

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Date: 1741

"The younger two were of a milder Kind, / And bore their Sire's Impression on the Mind."

— Ogle, George (1704-1746)

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Date: 1741

"Her curious Thoughts the Ring's Impression bear, / And new Ideas interrupt her Rest."

— Ogle, George (1704-1746)

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Date: 1741

"In These, whatever Sense first strikes their Thought, / (Or wrong or right) th' Impression deep is wrought"

— Ogle, George (1704-1746)

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Date: 1741

"What strong Impressions does Affection give? / By Fancy, Men have often ceas'd to live."

— Ogle, George (1704-1746)

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Date: 1741

"The same Apology of the Length of Years in composing this Book may serve also to excuse a Repetition of the same Sentiments which may happen to be found in different Places without the Author's Design; but in other Pages it was intended, so that those Rules for the Conduct of the Understanding w...

— Watts, Isaac (1674-1748)

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Date: 1741

"You should therefore contrive and practice some proper Methods to acquaint yourself with your own Ignorance, and to impress your Mind with a deep and painful sense of the low and imperfect Degrees of your present Knowledge, that you may be incited with Labour and Activity to pursue after greater...

— Watts, Isaac (1674-1748)

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Date: 1741

"This gives Life and Spirit to every thing that is spoken, and has a natural Tendency to make a deeper impression on the Minds of Men."

— Watts, Isaac (1674-1748)

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