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Date: 1687, 1691

"He adds further, That there is nothing so absurd, as to command the Turks to wash their Bodies, when their Souls are defiled with Filth; to give them at the same time Charity by Precept, and to command them Robberies by Devotion."

— Marana, Giovanni Paolo (1642-1693); Anonymous [William Bradshaw (fl. 1700) or Robert Midgley (1655?-1723)?]

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Date: 1687, 1691

"In the mean Time, let us live as honest Men, who have Sin in horror, like the Plague, which poisons the Soul."

— Marana, Giovanni Paolo (1642-1693); Anonymous [William Bradshaw (fl. 1700) or Robert Midgley (1655?-1723)?]

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Date: 1687, 1691

"Being at Fountain-Bleau, a Place famous since several Ages, and shewing all the Buildings there to a foreign Prince, who told him, when he had shewed him the Chapel, That he had lodged God in too narrow a Compass: He answered, That God was better lodged in the Heart, than in great Edifices of St...

— Marana, Giovanni Paolo (1642-1693); Anonymous [William Bradshaw (fl. 1700) or Robert Midgley (1655?-1723)?]

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Date: 1687, 1691

"Imitate the Bees; gather from so many Flowers presented thee, what appears to thee sweetest, and most proper to form Mustapha's Mind, and supple his Spirit like Wax."

— Marana, Giovanni Paolo (1642-1693); Anonymous [William Bradshaw (fl. 1700) or Robert Midgley (1655?-1723)?]

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Date: 1687, 1691

"Altho' he be but a Carpenter he knows better than thee, to form the Mind; he can teach thee how to polish and square thy Soul, as he polishes a piece of Oak, though never so hard and knotty."

— Marana, Giovanni Paolo (1642-1693); Anonymous [William Bradshaw (fl. 1700) or Robert Midgley (1655?-1723)?]

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Date: 1691

"The Earl, who had seen her sometime before her Imprisonment, and would have been glad to make some diversion in the Duke's Heart, assured him, that he had never seen any thing so admirable; and, in order to convince him of it with the more ease, he shew'd him a Picture drawn very like her, which...

— Anonymous

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Date: 1691

"All these Evidences were seconded by the Voice of Blood and Nature, which spoke in Mary's Heart."

— Anonymous

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Date: 1691

"All these assurances made but weak impressions on the Princess's Spirit, she felt something at the bottom of her heart, which would not suffer her to receive the joy which such news ought to give her, and this beam of hope appeared to her like a Sun shine just before a Storm, which it seemed wil...

— Anonymous

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Date: 1691

"It is usual enough for Persons, who are disturbed by two such violent passions, to change their Resolutions and Sentiments, accordingly as one of those two becomes the stronger. Elizabeth's heart did long since experience that vicissitude, and it being equally divided, between the love of her Au...

— Anonymous

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Date: 1691

"I told you he Rambles with all his might, and 'tis true enough, for he sets his Heart upon't, and there's not one particle of his Body, nor immaterial Snip of his Soul, but Rambles as fast as his Legs, nay, some much faster."

— Dunton, John (1659–1732)

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