"It is justly remarked by Horace, that what is conveyed to our Notice through our Ears, acts with a more feeble Impulse upon the Mind, than Objects that pass through the Organs of Sight, those faithful Evidences in a mental Court of Judicature."
— Murphy, Arthur (1727-1805)
Segnius irritant animos demissa per Aurem,
Quam quae sunt Oculis subjecta fidelibus, & quae
Ipse sibi tradit Spectator.
(II, pp. 262-3)