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Re: I kidney you.

Posted by ESC on March 05, 2003

In Reply to: Relationship of heart to emotions posted by Kelly on March 05, 2003

: I was wondering how the heart ever got connected to our emotions in phrases like..."from the heart"..."with all my heart"...."broken hearted"
: After all...it pumps blood...it doesn't think!
: Any help for me?

Here's what I've found so far:

".At one time moral courage was supposed to reside in the heart, physical courage in the stomach, wisdom in the head, affection in the reins (kidneys), melancholy in the bile and spirit in the blood." From "Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable" revised by Adrian Room (HarperCollinsPublishers, New York, 1999, Sixteenth Edition).