Thus whilst against false Reas’ning I inveigh,I own right Reason, which I would obey;That Reason which distinguishes by Sense,And gives us Rules of Good and Ill from thence;That bounds Desires with a reforming Will,To keep them more in Vigour, not to kill.

Excerpt from A Satire Against Mankind (1679) by John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester

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