"But of this, and the manner of contracting of the Pupil, more, when I come to explain that part of the Eye; that which intention it for at present is, only to explain how the Eye becomes as it were a Hand, by which the Brain feels, and touches (the Objects, by creating a Motion in the Retina, the same, and at the same Instant; with the Motion of the lucid Object it self."
— Hooke, Robert (1635-1703)
Text from The Posthumous Works of Robert Hooke, M.D. S.R.S. Geom. Prof. Gresh. &C. Containing His Cutlerian Lectures, and Other Discourses, Read at the Meetings of the Illustrious Royal Society. (London: Printed by Sam. Smith and Benj. Walford (printers to the Royal Society) at the Princes Arms in St. Paul’s Church-Yard, 1705). <Link to ESTC><Link to Google Books>