- I shall die content; Henceforth, with destiny, no more regret That I e'er saw the light. - "The Poems of Giacomo Leopardi", Giacomo Leopardi.
- Nor 'O' so quickly e'er, nor 'I' was written, As he took fire, and burned; and ashes wholly Behoved it that in falling he became. - "Divine-Comedy-Longfellow-s-Translation-Complete", Dante Alighieri.
- Or, if 'tis e'er denied thee In solitude to pray, Should holy thoughts come o'er thee When friends are round thy way, E'en then the silent breathing Of thy spirit, raised above, May reach His throne of glory Who is mercy, truth and love. - "Poems with Power to Strengthen the Soul", Various.