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Date: 1615

"For the brain sitting in the highest place, as it were in a Tribunal, distributeth to every Organ or Instrument of the senses, offices of dignity: the Heart like a King maintaineth and cherisheth with his lively and quickening heat, the life of all the parts: the Liver the fountain and well-spri...

— Crooke, Helkiah (1576-1648)

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Date: 1615

"The parts that are included within the Chest, do serve the Heart; those that are in the head, do attend the Brain, and so each to others, do afford their mutual services. And if any one of them do at any time fail of their duty, presently the whole Household government goes to ruine and decay."

— Crooke, Helkiah (1576-1648)

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Date: 1615

"Enter thou whosoever thou art (though thou be an Atheist, and acknowledgest no God at all,) enter I beseech thee, into the Sacred Tower of Pallas, I mean the brain of Man, and behold and admire the pillars and arched Cloysters of that princely palace, the huge greatness of that stately building,...

— Crooke, Helkiah (1576-1648)

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Date: 1615

"From the brain, turn the eye of thy mind to the gates of the Sun, and Windows of the soul, I mean the eyes, and there behold the brightness of the glittering Crystal, the purity and neat cleanness of the watery and glassy humors, the delicate and fine texture of the Tunicles, and the wonderfull ...

— Crooke, Helkiah (1576-1648)

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Date: 1615

"But by spirits we understand the primary and immediate instrument of the soul, which the Stoicks calleth 'the Band which tyeth the soul and the body.'"

— Crooke, Helkiah (1576-1648)

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Date: 1615

"Afterwards, as a Merchant that had lost all his inheritance in one bottom, he was to begin the world anew, and to gather an estate or stock of knowledge, by the travel and industry of his soul and body; yet was not his soul Abrasa Tabula, a playned Table, there remained some Lineaments which the...

— Crooke, Helkiah (1576-1648)

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Date: 1615

"So in the Microcosme or Little world, there must be but one principle, one prince, which is the Heart, whose excellencie and dignity aboue the rest of the partes, these things doe cleerely demonstrate."

— Crooke, Helkiah (1576-1648)

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Date: 1615

"There (say they) is the mansion and Tribunal of the soul where heat is to be found, the first instrument of all the functions; but the Heart is the springing fountain of Native heat, which by the arteries as it were by small riverers, is derived into the whole body."

— Crooke, Helkiah (1576-1648)

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Date: 1615

"And this power or faculty when the braine hath once receiued it from the heart, standeth in no neede of continuall and immediate assistance therefrom, but onely of a supply after some time: Euen as the Commander of an Army, who hauing receiued his authority and his company from the Prince, stand...

— Crooke, Helkiah (1576-1648)

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Date: 1615

"They conclude therefore that the Brain and the Liver are truly called principal parts; but this principality is but delegatory from the heart, no otherways then the Lieutenants of Princes, by them chosen for such and such employments, doe receive from them an order and power of dispensation and ...

— Crooke, Helkiah (1576-1648)

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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.