"But in sleep it is otherwise; having, as much as possible, put our senses from their duty, having closed the eyes from seeing, and the ears, taste, and smelling, from their peculiar functions, and having diminished even the touch itself, by all the arts of softness, the imagination is then left to riot at large, and to lead the understanding without an opposer."
— 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>