References in classic literature ?
This familiar that I called out of my own soul, and sent forth alone to do his good pleasure, was a being inherently malign and villainous; his every act and thought centered on self; drinking pleasure with bestial avidity from any degree of torture to another; relentless like a man of stone.
He told us all what he wanted us to do, but especially addressing himself to Arthur, as if all our wills were centered in his.
The youth had centered the gaze of his soul upon that other flag.