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).