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[71b] and He fashioned it dense and smooth and bright and sweet, yet containing bitterness, that the power of thoughts which proceed from the mind, moving in the liver as in a mirror which receives impressions and provides visible images, should frighten this part of the soul; for when the mental power bears down upon it with stern threats, it uses a kindred portion of the liver's bitterness1 and makes it swiftly suffuse the whole liver, so that it exhibits bilious colors, and by contraction makes it


1 i.e., gall.

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