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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 7


Avicenna says the heart is the prime (earliest)251 thing in the body, and the spirit whence it comes; therefore it is the heart that is the root, and the spirit the branch. Item the heart can be, although the spirit is not,252 prior to the existence of the spirit, for it is said in Prognostica that it is into the heart life comes first, and goes from it last; therefore the heart is the root of the spirit.