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Joseph Priestley: a new chart of history in colour Joseph Priestley's New Chart of History, published in 1769

"Much Madness is divinest Sense --
To a discerning Eye --
Much Sense --
The starkest Madness --
'Tis the Majority
In this, as All, prevail --
Assent -- and you are sane --
Demur -- you're straightway dangerous --
And handled with a Chain --."

Emily Dickinson