"I prove it thus: The mind has no doubt a faculty of comparing objects or ideas; but it is found invariably to judge and act from a preponderancy to that action or opinion which is the most suited to yield it satisfaction present or future: but if this preponderancy depends entirely on the organisation of the body, and the complete effect of all the combinations of ideas and sentiments which have been produced or impinged upon it from its first acquaintance with external objects, since it was a sheet of white paper, as Locke compares it to, at its first entrance into this world."
— Author Unknown
(I, p. 249)
Found in The Repository: or Treasury of Politics and Literature, for [...] (London: Printed for J. Murray, no. 32. Fleet-street; J. Bell, near Exeter-Exchange, in the Strand; S. Bladon, in Pater-noster-row; and C. Etherington, at York, 1771), vol 1 of 2. <Link to ECCO>