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      §3. The infinite Wise Author of our being, having given us the
power over several parts of our Bodies, to move or keep them at
rest, as we think fit; and also by the motion of them, to move our
selves, and other contiguous Bodies, in which consists all the Actions
of our Body: Having also given a power to our Minds, in several
Instances, to chuse, amongst its Ideas, which it will think on, and to
pursue the enquiry of this or that Subject with consideration and
attention, to excite us to these Actions of thinking and motion, that
we are capable of, has been pleased to join to several Thoughts, and
several Sensations, a perception of Delight. If this were wholly sepa-
rated from all our outward Sensations, and inward Thoughts, we
should have no reason to preferr one Thought or Action, to another;
Negligence, to Attention; or Motion, to Rest. And so we should
neither stir our Bodies, nor employ our Minds; but let our Thoughts
(if I may so call it) run a drift, without any direction or design; and
suffer the Ideas of our Minds, like unregarded shadows, to make
their appearances there, as it happen’d, without attending to them.
In which state Man, however furnished with the Faculties of
Understanding and Will, would be a very idle unactive Creature,
and pass his time only in a lazy lethargick Dream. It has therefore
pleased our Wise Creator, to annex to several Objects, and to the
Ideas which we receive from them, as also to several of our Thoughts,
a concomitant pleasure, and that in several Objects, to several
degrees, that those Faculties which he had endowed us with, might
not remain wholly idle, and unemploy’d by us.
Locke Hum II, 7, §3, p. 129