"Opinion, reflecting the Stoick within himself, surrounds his heart with ice, prevents it from palpitating with joy amidst pleasures, from being moved to pity at the hearing of doleful cries, from shaking for fear among dangers; it concenters all his passions in pride, and, confirming him in his passive virtue, causes him to live without ties, and die without weakness."
— Marat, Jean-Paul (1743-1793)
See Chains of Slavery: A Work Wherein the Clandestine and Villainous attempts of Princes to Ruin Liberty are Pointed Out. (London: Printed for T. Becket; T. Payne; J. Almon; and Richardson & Urquhart, 1774). <Link to ECCO-TCP>