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Date: 1755

"If the organs of perception, like wax overhardened with cold, will not receive the impression of the seal; or, like wax of a temper too soft, will not hold it."

— Locke [from Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language]

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Date: 1755

"He that brings this love to thee, / Little knows this love in me; / And by him seal up thy mind."

— Shakespeare [from Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language]

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Date: 1755

"The sense is like the sun; for the sun seals up the globe of heaven, and opens the globe of earth: so the sense doth obscure heavenly things, and reveals earthly things"

— Bacon [from Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language]

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Date: 1755

"There are so many ways of fallacy, such arts of giving colours, appearances and resemblances by this court-dresser, the fancy"

— Locke [from Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language]

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Date: 1755

"Who has a breast so pure,/ But some uncleanly apprehensions/ Keep leets and law days, and in sessions sit,/ With meditations lawful"

— Shakespeare [from Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language]

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Date: 1755

"Blind as the Cyclops, and blind as he, / They own'd a lawless savage liberty, / Like that our painted ancestors so priz'd, / Ere empire's arts their breasts had civiliz'd."

— Dryden [from Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language]

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Date: 1755

The faculties of mind with which man is endowed are witness to God's being

— Locke [from Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language]

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Date: 1755

"That natural and indelible signature of God, which human souls, in their first origin, are supposed to be stampt with"

— Bentley [from Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language]

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Date: 1755

"Were the offices of religion stript of all the external decencies, they would not make a due impression on the mind."

— Atterbury [from Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language]

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Date: 1755

"The false representations of the kingdom's enemies had made some impression in the mind of the successor."

— Swift [from Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language]

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