"And let every deformed Person comfort himself with reflecting; that tho' his Soul hath not the most convenient and beautiful Apartment, yet that it is habitable: that the Accommodation will serve in an Inn upon the Road: that he is but Tenant for Life, or (more properly) at Will: and that, while he remains in it, it, he is in a State to be envied by the Deaf, the Dumb, the Lame, and the Blind."
— 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>