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Liver, the viscus which secerns the bile: Wint. I, 2, 304. Troil. V, 1, 24. Mcb. IV, 1, 26. “more abhorred than spotted --s in the sacrifice,” Troil. V, 3, 18. Supposed to be the seat of passion: you measure the heat of our --s with the bitterness of your galls, H4B 1, 2, 1, 2 “I will inflame thy noble l. and make thee rage,” V, 5, 33. l., brain and heart constituting the range of mental functions: Tw. I, 1, 37. Cymb. V, 5, 14 (appetitive, intellectual, and sensitive faculty). Inspiring love: “the coal which in his l. glows,” Lucr. 47. “the ardour of my l.” Tp. IV, 56. “with l. burning hot,” Wiv. II, 1, 121. “if ever love had interest in his l.” Ado IV, 1, 233. “to wash your l. as clean as a sound sheep's heart,” As III, 2, 443. Tw. II, 4, 101. II, 5, 106. Heated with drinking: “let my l. rather heat with wine,” Merch. I, 1, 81; Ant. I, 2, 23. “hot --s and cold purses,” H4A II, 4, 355. The seat of courage: “to put fire in your heart, and brimstone in your l.” Tw. III, 2, 22. A white and bloodless l. a sign of cowardice: Merch. III, 2, 86. Tw. III, 2, 66. H4B IV, 3, 113. Troil. II, 2, 50 (cf. Lily-livered, Milk-livered, Pigeon-livered, White-livered).
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