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Date: 1615

"Secondly, that the functions and offices of the outward senses, which are all placed as it were a guard in pension, in the palace of the head, and in the view and presence Chamber of Reason, which is their sovereign, might in a more excellent manner be exercised and put in practice."

— 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: 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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Date: 1656

"Though there be no formal commonwealth or family either in the body or in the soul of man, yet there is a subordination in the body, of the inferior members to the head; there is a subordination in the soul, of the inferior faculties to the rational will." [Metaphor is Bramhall's]

— Hobbes, Thomas (1588-1679)

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