"The power which the mind evidently has of moving the various parts of the body by nerves inserted in the muscles is truly wonderful, seeing the mind neither knows the muscles to be moved, nor the machinery, by which the motion in it is to be produced: so that it is as if a musician should always strike the right note on a very complex instrument, which he had never seen before."
— Doddridge, Philip (1702-1751)
(Part I, Proposition I, Scholium 1, p. 9)
First published as A Course of Lectures on the Principal subjects in Pneumatology, Ethics, and Divinity: with References to the Most Considerable Authors on Each Subject. By the late Reverend Philip Doddridge, D.D. (London: J. Buckland, J. Rivington, R. Baldwin, L. Hawes, W. Clarke and R. Collins, W. Johnston, J. Richardson, S. Crowder and Co. T. Longman, B. Law, T. Field, and H. Payne and W. Cropley, 1763). <Link to ECCO>
Text drawn from Philip Doddridge, A Course of Lectures on the Principal Subjects in Pneumatology, Ethics, and Divinity, Ed. Andrew Kippis, vol i (London: Printed for S. Crowder, T. Longman, B. Law and Son, G.G. and J. Robinson, etc., 1794). <Link to Google Books><Link to ECCO>
S. Clark's edition of 1763 was reprinted in 1776. The Kippis edition of 1794 was reprinted in 1799.