For if a member were always strong and stiffe, it would be a great hinderance to men in many labours of this life, especially such as are violent, and beside it selfe would bee always subject to mischiefes, even as the arme or hand would be if it were continually stretched forth.
- p. 211-12, Crooke, Helkiah, Microcosmographia: A Description of the Body of Man. London: William Jaggard, 1615. qtd. in Keller, Eve. Generating Bodies and Gendered Selves. Seattle: U of Washington P, 2007. p 64
P.S. My citation formats are so just made up these days...I apologize.