ALAS, they, we, men of this
world, …have no minds to change. The Platonique Philosophers did not only
acknowledge Animam in homine, a soule in man, but Mentem in anima,
a minde in the soul of man. They meant by the minde, the superior faculties
of the soule, and we never come to exercise them. Men and women call one
another inconstant, and accuse one another of having changed their minds,
when, God knowes, they have but changed the object of their eye, … An old
man loves not the same sports that he did when he was young, nor a sicke man
the same meats that hee did when hee was well: But these men have not changed
their mindes; The old man hath changed his fancy, and the Sick man his taste;
neither his minde.
[LXXX, Sermons (48), 1640]
The Study has been
prepared by Father Lance McAdam
who entered into rest July 14, 2003
May his soul, and the souls of all
the departed rest in peace.
And light perpetual shine upon him.