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Date: 1667

"Nor was thy Head so worthy as thy Heart; / Where the Divine Impression shin'd so clear"

— Philips [née Fowler], Katherine (1632-1664)

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Date: 1667

"Yet by Impressions born with us we find/ How good, great, just thou art, how unconfin'd."

— Philips [née Fowler], Katherine (1632-1664)

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Date: 1672

"[W]ith a goodly look she smil'd; / so that through pure impression / of his own imagination, / with all the heat of his courage / his love upon this fair Image / he set."

— Anon.

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Date: 1670, rev. 1678

"Youth and white paper take any impression."

— Ray [formerly Wray], John (1627-1705)

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Date: 1679

"You'l find it worse and worse; and what's behind / Will strange Impressions make upon your Mind."

— Keach, Benjamin (1640-1704)

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Date: 1679

"Ah! I may preach untill my heart doth ake, / And it on thee will no Impression make."

— Keach, Benjamin (1640-1704)

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Date: 1680

"Here your dear Memory shall be inshrin'd, / And deep impression bear upon our mind."

— Livingstone, Michael (fl. 1680)

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Date: 1680

"But how shall I begin this great Confession? / Which in my Soul doth make this deep Impression:"

— Dean, John (fl. 1680-1684)

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Date: 1680

"Those worthy deeds which he hath wrought / Within each breast, have left behind / Impressions, time can never blot."

— Chamberlayne, Sir James (c.1640-1699)

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Date: 1682

"This made Impression on some easie Minds, / Whom or good Nature, or false Pity blinds."

— Pordage, Samuel (bap. 1633, d. c. 1691)

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