Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition
Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 12


I say now as a first reply,261 that this spirit is generated in the heart, however it (the spirit) is the co-formative262 root of the instrument (i.e. the heart) coming with it (i.e. the spirit) in which it works, for it (the spirit) is generated in another place than the heart, if we mean to speak of the secondary and accidental generation, for instance the animal spirit in the head; for that takes to itself there the power on account of which it is called ‘animal’ by which it sets in motion the animal forces which are called sensation and movement.