"The optics of some minds are in so unlucky a perspective, as to throw a certain shade on every picture that is presented to them; while those of others (of which number was Harley) like the mirrors of the ladies, have a wonderful effect in bettering their complexions"
— Mackenzie, Henry (1745-1831)
See The Man of Feeling (London: Printed for T. Cadell, in the Strand, 1771). <Link to ECCO>
Reading Henry Mackenzie, The Man of Feeling, ed. Brian Vickers. (Oxford: Oxford UP, 2001).