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Date: 1598

"Therefore even as an index to a book, / So to his mind was young Leander's look."

— Marlowe, Christopher (bap. 1564, d. 1593)

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Date: 1611

"For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts."

— Anonymous

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Date: 1611

"After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts."

— Author Unknown

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Date: w. c. 54-8, trans. 1611

"For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves: Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else exc...

— Paul of Tarsus (b.c. 10, d.c. 67)

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Date: w. c. 48-58, trans. 1611

"Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart."

— Paul of Tarsus (b.c. 10, d.c. 67)

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Date: w. c. 48-58, trans. 1611

"Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men."

— Paul of Tarsus (b.c. 10, d.c. 67)

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Date: 1687, 1691

"And above all things, let us carefully observe this Precept, writ in the Book of their Law, but is not always imprinted in their Hearts, Never do to Others, no not thy Enemies, that which thou wouldst not have done to thy self."

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

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Date: 1687, 1691

"Engrave these Words in thy Heart: Love ever what is honest, and hate always what is contrary to it."

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

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Date: 1692, 1702

"The Soul of Man comes into this World at least as Ill-informed of the Affairs of Grace, as those of Nature. It is in all respects, a Rasa tabula, a meer Blank, and hath need of being fill'd with every thing"

— Jurieu, Pierre (1637-1713); Fleetwood, William, Trans.

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Date: 1708

"'The Characters that Nature has impress'd, / 'Keep their primæval Stamp on ev'ry Breast"

— Arwaker, Edmund (c.1655-1730); Aesop

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