"If I cannot, draw out Cacus from his Den; I may pluck the Villain from my own Breast. I cannot cleanse the Stables of Augeas; but I may cleanse my own Heart from Filth and Impurity: I may demolish the Hydra of Vices within me; and should be careful too, that while I lop off one, I do not suffer more to grow up in its stead."
— Hay, William (1695-1755)
Text from Hay, William, Deformity, An Essay, 2nd edition (London: Printed for R. and J. Dodsley, 1754). <Link to Google Books>
See also See Deformity: An Essay. By William Hay, Esq. (London: Printed for R. and J. Dodsley, in Pall-Mall, and sold by M. Cooper, in Pater-Noster Row, 1754). <Link to ESTC>