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Date: 1615

"The eyes are the discouerers of the mind, as the countenance is the Image of the same; by the eyes as by a window, you may looke euen into the secret corners of the Soule: so that it was well sayde of Alexander ... that the eyes are the mirror or Looking-glasse of the Soule."

— Crooke, Helkiah (1576-1648)

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Date: 1615

"First, of all living creatures, only man hath a head made into a round and circular form, as it were turned on a wheel, both that it might be the more capable to receive a greater quantity of brains, and less apt to be over-taken with danger either from without or within; as also, for the more ...

— Crooke, Helkiah (1576-1648)

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Date: 1615

"Now we know, that the Soul was infused into us from Heaven, which even to our sense is round and circular: seeing then her heauenly habitation is round before she be infused, it was likewise requisite, that her mansion here below should be orbicular also."

— Crooke, Helkiah (1576-1648)

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Date: 1615

"For seeing the soul of man being cast into this prison of the body, cannot discharge her offices and functions without a corporeal Organ or instrument of the body; whosoever will attain unto the knowledge of the soul, it is necessary that he know the frame and composition of the body."

— Crooke, Helkiah (1576-1648)

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Date: 1615

"Go too then, is not he said to know himself, who can tell how to temper and order the state and condition of his mind, how to appease those civil tumults within himself, by the storms and waves whereof he is pitifully tossed, and how to suppress and appease those varieties of passions wherewith ...

— Crooke, Helkiah (1576-1648)

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Date: 1615

"For he that seeth and observeth the whole body, which by the structure and putting together of sundry parts of diverse sorts and kinds, is (as it were) manifold & full of variety, to be made one by the continuation and joining of those parts; he that considereth the admirable sympathy of the par...

— Crooke, Helkiah (1576-1648)

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Date: 1615

"If you look into the seats and residence of the faculties of the mind, you shall find the rational faculty in the highest place, namely in the brain, compassed in on every side with a skull; the faculty of anger, in the Heart; the faculty of lust or desire in the Liver: & therefore we may gather...

— Crooke, Helkiah (1576-1648)

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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: 1655

"Therefore it belongs to the will as to the Generall of an Army to moove the other powers of the soul to their acts, and among the rest the understanding also, by applying it and reducing its power into act."

— Bramhall, John (1594-1663)

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