• A pair of bright eyes with a dozen glances suffice to subdue a man; to enslave him, and enflame him; to make him even forget; they dazzle him so that the past becomes straightway dim to him; and he so prizes them that he would give all his life to possess 'em.

    William Makepeace Thackeray (2014). “Henry Esmond: The English Humourists; The Four Georges”, p.204, Simon and Schuster