[Virgil quoting Beatrice]: "‘O spirit of the courteous Mantuan,
whose fame is still a presence in the world
and shall endure as long as the world lasts,
my friend who has not been the friend of fortune,
is hindered in his path along that lonely
hillside; he has been turned aside by terror.
From all that I have heard of him in Heaven,
he is, I fear, already so astray
that I have come to help him much too late.
Go now; with your persuasive word, with all
that is required to see that he escapes,
bring help to him, that I may be consoled.’" (Inf. II, 58-69)
[Virgil]: "Those who are here can place no hope in death,
and their blind life is so abject that they
are envious of every other fate.
The world will let no fame of theirs endure;
both justice and compassion must disdain them;
let us not talk of them, but look and pass." (Inf. III, 46-51)
[Ciacco]: "But when you have returned to the sweet world,
I pray, recall me to men’s memory:
I say no more to you, answer no more." (Inf. VI, 88-90)