"An impression made on Bees-wax or Lead will not last so long as on Brass or Steel. Indeed, if it be renew'd often, it may last the longer; but every new reflecting on it is a new impression, and 'tis from thence one is to reckon, if one would know how long the Mind reteins it"
— Locke, John (1632-1704)
See Some Thoughts Concerning Education (London: Printed for A. and J. Churchill, 1693). <Link to EEBO-TCP>
Reading Some Thoughts Concerning Education and Of the Conduct of the Understanding, ed. Ruth W. Grant and Nathan Tarcov (Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Company, 1996).
Text from Past Masters.