"As in madness, the senses, from struggling with the imagination, are at length forced to submit, so, in sleep, they seem for a while soothed into the like submission: the smallest violence exerted upon any one of them, however, rouzes all the rest in their mutual defence; and the imagination, that had for a while told its thousand falshoods, is totally driven away, or only permitted to pass under the custody of such as are every moment ready to detect its imposition."
— 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>