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From a wrong connexion of Ideas.       §5. Some of our Ideas have a natural Correspondence and Con-
nexion one with another: It is the Office and Excellency of our
Reason to trace these, and hold them together in that Union and
Correspondence which is founded in their peculiar Beings. Besides
this there is another Connexion of Ideas wholly owing to Chance or
Custom; Ideas that in themselves are not at all of kin, come to be so
united in some Mens Minds, that ’tis very hard to separate them,
they always keep in company, and the one no sooner at any time
comes into the Understanding but its Associate appears with it;
and if they are more than two which are thus united, the whole
gang always inseparable shew themselves together.
Locke Hum II, 33, §5, p. 395