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Thomas Boston writing on the creation of Eve out of Adam’s side,
“[Eve's body] was not made out of man’s head, to show her that she is not to be her husband’s mistress, nor usurp authority over him (1 Timothy 2:12); nor out of his feet, to show him that she is not to be his slave, to be trampled on by him; but out of his side, near his heart, to show him that she must be treated as his companion, loved, nourished, and cherished by him.”
-Thomas Boston, The Complete Works of the Late Rev. Thomas Boston (1853; repr., Tentmaker Publications: Stokes-on-Trent, 2002), 1:179.