“Shut up the world at large, let Bedlam out;
And you will be perhaps surprised to find
All things pursue exactly the same route, As now with those of soi-disant sound mind.
This I could prove beyond a single doubt,
Were there a jot of sense among mankind; but till that point d’appui is found, alas! Like Archimedes, I leave the earth as it was” Lord Byron (1824)