"Sometimes it is acted by the evil Spirit of general Vogue, and like a meer Possession 'tis hurry'd out of all manner of common Measures; to day it obeys the Course of things and submits to Causes and Consequences; to morrow it suffers Violence from the Storms and Vapours of Human Fancy, operated by exotick Projects, and then all runs counter, the Motions are excentrick, unnatural and unaccountable--A Sort of Lunacy in Trade attends all its Circumstances, and no Man can give a rational Account of it."
— Defoe, Daniel (1660?-1731)
Modern edition cited by Greenfield: Defoe, Daniel. A Review of the State of the English Nation, in 22 facsimile books by A. W. Secord (New York: Columbia UP, 1938), III. no. 126, 503, facsimile book 5.