"So, as I enter here from day to day,
And leave my burden at this minster gate,
Kneeling in prayer, and not ashamed to pray,
The tumult of the time disconsolate
To inarticulate murmurs dies away,
While the eternal ages watch and wait."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, from his poem "Three Sonnets on the Divina Commedia"
(Painting: "Cathedral in Winter," by Ernst Ferdinand Oehme, 1821)