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Date: 1700

The "Great Father's Character" may be found "Visibly stampt upon the Hero's mind."

— Prior, Matthew (1664-1721)

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Date: 1700

"This made the first impression in his mind / Above, but just above, the brutal kind."

— Dryden, John (1631-1700)

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Date: 1700

"In what figure shall I give his Heart the first Impression? There is a great deal in the first impression."

— Congreve, William (1670-1729)

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Date: 1700, 1703, 1709

"But left th'Impression deep upon my Mind / Of DUNCOMB honour'd, and AUGUSTA kind."

— Gould, Robert (b. 1660?, d. in or before 1709)

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Date: 1700

"What can be the Object of Love but amiable Qualities, the Image of the Deity impress'd upon a generous and god-like Mind, a Mind that is above this World, to be sure above all the Vices, the Tricks and Baseness of it; a Mind that is not full of it self, nor contracted to little private Interests...

— Astell, Mary (1666–1731)

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Date: 1702

"In the meantime there can be but two ways of knowing that Veracity is a Perfection, either it is an innate Principle, originally Imprinted on the Mind, (which I shall not endeavour to confute, Mr. Lock having done it sufficiently, nor is it needful to my Purpose)."

— Trotter, Catherine, later Cockburn, (1674?-1749)

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Date: 1702

But if ideas "remain in the Soul when I was only thinking of a Horse, whereever they are bestow'd, it may be presum'd, there is room for that one idea more without thrusting out another to give it place: and when that one is among them, I see no more reason why they must be all new imprest, than ...

— Trotter, Catherine, later Cockburn, (1674?-1749)

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Date: 1702

"But if a Love of the sublimest Kind / Can make Impressions on a gen'rous Mind:"

— Pomfret, John (1667-1702)

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Date: 1702

"Or how the Mem'ry does th' Impression take / Of Things, and to the Mind restores 'em back."

— Pomfret, John (1667-1702)

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Date: 1700, 1702

"So was the Monarchs heart for passion moulded, / So apt to take at first the soft impression."

— Rowe, Nicholas (1674-1718)

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