Did you know that the first use of the phrase “heart’s desire” was in a Middle English poem of the fourteenth century?*
At the center of the body, the heart was variously considered in the Middle Ages as the source of all memory, the path to God himself, the body politic, and even just a mechanical pump. Above all though, the heart was – then and now – a symbol of promised love.
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*The Gestes of the Worthie King and Emperour, Alisaunder of Macedoine (1340-70): “Hee hoped to haue there of his hertes desyres.”