Saturday, October 16, 2010

Who said this?

As always, leave your answers in the combox. (No Googling!)

Cartoon from Catholic Cartoon Blog

Through me you pass into the city of woe:
Through me you pass into eternal pain:
Through me among the people lost for aye.

Justice the founder of my fabric mov'd:
To rear me was the task of power divine,
Supremest wisdom, and primeval love.

Before me things create were none, save things
Eternal, and eternal I endure.
All hope abandon ye who enter here.

Such characters in colour dim I mark'd
Over a portal's lofty arch inscrib'd:
Whereat I thus: Master, these words import.


Amanda Borenstadt said...

No googling eh? Hmm, can I phone a friend? ;)
I can't wait for someone to answer!

Karinann said...

I am guessing if memory serves me correctly (and it usually doesn't) Dante's Inferno?

Anonymous said...

I like Karinann's answer but could it be from one of the Lord of the Rings books?


Shirley said...

The Gates of Hell. From Dante's Inferno

paramedicgirl said...

Dante's Inferno it is. Well done!

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