"for they weened
That selfsame day by fight, or by surprise
To win the Mount of God, and on His throne
To set the envier of His State, the proud
In what He gives to thee, this Paradise
And thy fair Eve; Heav'n is for thee too high
To know what passes there; be lowly wise:
Think only what concerns thee and thy being" (8.170-4)
"look on me!
Me who have touched and tasted yet both live
And life more perfect have attained than fate
Meant me, by vent'ring higher than my Lot" (9.687-90).