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Date: 1696

"From him I had the foregoing story, which perhaps to you might sound Romantick, because I so punctually related each particular; but my hearing it often from this Prince Alphonsus, had deeply impress'd every circumstance in my memory."

— Pix, Mary (c.1666-1720)

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Date: 1697

"But when Ulysses, with fallacious arts, / Had made impression in the people's hearts,"

— Dryden, John (1631-1700)

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Date: 1697

"If all Cogitation be extinct, all our Ideas are extinct, so far as they are Cogitations, and seated in the Soul: So we must have them new imprest; we are, as it were, new born and begin the World again"

— Burnet, Thomas (c.1635-1715)

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Date: 1697

"We are not pleas'd a glorious World to know, / Whereof our Senses no Impression show."

— Blackmore, Sir Richard (1654-1729)

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Date: 1697

"At such Reflections do's not Nature start, / And try at every Spring to touch your Heart? / Do's not soft Pity's fire begin to burn, / Do not your yearning Bowels in you turn? / In such a case Breasts arm'd with temper'd Steel / And Hearts of Marble, should impression feel."

— Blackmore, Sir Richard (1654-1729)

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Date: 1697

"Let every thing we desire to remember, be fairly written and distinctly, and divided into Periods with large Characters in the beginnings for by this means we shall the more readily imprint the Matter and Words in our Minds, the more remarkable the Writing appears to the Eye."

— D'Assigny, Marius (1643-1717)

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Date: 1697

" Let these Characters, or Beginnings of every Period, be well imprinted in our Minds, for they will quickly bring thither the whole Discourse also."

— D'Assigny, Marius (1643-1717)

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Date: 1697

"For this Similitude will certainly imprint the Thing or Person so in our Mind, that if we do casually forget, we shall the more easily recover the lost Idea; because the Idea that we have already in Memory, and that hath a resemblance and relation to that which is absent in some known Particular...

— D'Assigny, Marius (1643-1717)

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Date: 1697

"We may imprint in our Minds, and fix things in Memory, by thinking upon their Contraries or Opposites; and we may by the same means better remember things that are almost blotted out of our Imagination."

— D'Assigny, Marius (1643-1717)

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Date: 1698

"And, my Reason is, because, unless Men take Principles along with them, to guide their Thoughts right, and keep an Attentive Eye to them, while they thus Meditate; 'tis to be fear'd, their long Meditating will, by its frequent Dints, so imprint and fix what you have told them, in their Brain; an...

— Sergeant, John (1622-1707)

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