"He seemed therefore confident, that instead of Reason, we were only possessed of some Quality fitted to increase our natural Vices; as the Reflection from a troubled Stream returns the Image of an ill-shapen Body, not only larger, but more distorted."
— Swift, Jonathan (1667-1745)
Text from The Works of J.S, D.D, D.S.P.D. in Four Volumes. Containing, I. The Author's Miscellanies in Prose. II. His Poetical Writings (Dublin: George Faulkner, 1735). Volume III, contains the revised edition of Gulliver's Travels. <Link to ECCO>