"While awake, and in health, this busy principle [the imagination] cannot much delude us: it may build castles in the air, and raise a thousand phantoms before us; but we have every one of the senses alive, to bear testimony to its falsehood."
— Goldsmith, Oliver (1728?-1774)
An History of the Earth: and Animated Nature: by Oliver Goldsmith. 8 vols. (London: Printed for J. Nourse, 1774). <Link to vol. II, ECCO-TCP>