Reason, an Ignis fatuus of the Mind, Which leaves the light of Nature, Sense, behind.
The abdication of Belief Makes the Behavior small Better an ignis fatuus Than no illume at all.c.1882 Complete Poems, no.1551 (first published1945).
Reason, an ignis fatuus in the mind, Which leaving light of nature, sense behind, Pathless and dangerous wandering ways it takes, Through error's fenny bogs and thorny brakes; Whilst the misguided follower climbs, with pain, Mountains of whimsy heaped in his own brain.Rochester, John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of
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