"Then we should refresh our fainting bodies with Food affording little Nourishment and Pleasure: That so our vain Affections, Appetites and Lusts, may gradually die; whilst the pure Mind revives, and being free from the gross Vapours arising from too much, and too fatt'ning Meats and Drinks, the Films which darken'd her Sight fall off: and she can better now discern the naked Forms of Things by her own simple Institution, than before she could through all borrow'd Spectacles and other Opticks of Book-Philosophy."
— Marana, Giovanni Paolo (1642-1693); Anonymous [William Bradshaw (fl. 1700) or Robert Midgley (1655?-1723)?]
Text from The Eight Volumes of Letters Writ by a Turkish Spy, Who Liv'd Five and Forty Years Undiscover'd at Paris: ... Written Originally in Arabick, Translated Into Italian, from Thence Into English. 9th ed. vol. 7 of 8. (London: Printed for G. Strahan, W. Mears, S. Ballard, F. Clay, J. Hooke, B. Motte, R. Williamson, and the executors of H. Rhodes, 1730).