Phrenology in Bristol
Phrenology by Professor G Rudd in 1928 at 31 Lower Arcade, Bristol, England
Patriotism: Love of the Institutions of one’s Country, Home, House, and Place: Disinclination to Change’s one’s Abode.
Location – Above Philoprogenitiveness and below Continuity, on the central line of the brain. It has two divisions:-
1. The portion next to Friendship gives love of country and its institutions; partiality for one’s countrymen.
2. The central portion of the organ gives live for the home we have chosen, and desire to concentrate our enjoyments in it.
VERY LARGE: 7 – Your love of home and country is very strong; are liable to most terrible feelings of home-sickness when absent from them. Will suffer almost any inconvenience and forego bright prospects rather than leave home.
LARGE: 6 – Are strongly attached to home; love your native land with pure devotion. You become strongly attached to any place where you reside, and desire above almost everything else to have a home of your own.
FULL: 5 – Manifest considerable attachment to home and country, and prefer to live in one place; yet can change if circumstances require it, and are not likely to get home-sick.
AVERAGE: 4 – Have some love of home, but can change your place of abode without much regret. Can make any place a home for the time being, and are never home-sick.
MODERATE: 3– Have not much love of home or country. Are cosmopolitan in our tastes.
SMALL: 2 – Will be a ‘rolling stone’. Care little for home, and leave it without regret.
VERY SMALL: 1 – Have no local attachments; prefer to wander.
TO CULTIVATE – Think more of home, and enjoy its associations. Avoid changing, live in one place, and make home as pleasant as possible.
TO RESTRAIN – Travel, banish the feeling of home-sickness, and be more cosmopolitan.
Application: Connectedness of Thought and Feeling: Ability to hold the Mind to one Process of Mental Action: Patience to Wait or Work.
1. The outer portion gives ability to connect and protract thought and feeling, and continuously dwell upon one subject until exhausted.
2. The central portion gives power to apply the mind and concentrate the thought on one subject at a time.
VERY LARGE: 7 – Fix your mind upon subjects slowly, yet cannot leave them unfinished; have great application, yet lack intensity and point. Will dwell too long upon one subject, and are tedious and prolix, and apt to exhaust the patience of your hearers to readers.
LARGE: 6 – Have great capacity for applying your mind closely, and concentrating all your thoughts upon one thing at a time. Are thorough in work, and finish what you commence. Are liable to be absent-minded.
FULL: 5 – Are disposed to attend to one thing at a time, yet can lay down one thing and take up another without inconvenience. Are neither tedious nor changeable, but have concentration of mind.
AVERAGE: 4 – Can dwell upon things, or divert attention to others as the occasion requires. Are not confused by interruptions. Are capable of continuous thinking, if necessary, but like change and variety.
MODERATE: 3 – have not much patience; like change and variety; rather lack application; commence many things and finish few.
SMALL: 2 – Jump to conclusions; do not think consecutively. Are restless, and given to frequent change. Crave novelty and variety, and have little application.
VERY SMALL: 1 – Are restless, uneasy, impatient; cannot fix hyour attention on things to any purpose.
TO CULTIVATE – Dwell on and be thorough in all you undertake, till it is completed. Do not allow your attention to be diverted, or your thoughts to wander.
TO RESTRAIN – Engage in what will compel you to take constant notice of new things. Avoid abstraction of though; change your mental operations rapidly.