Dante Alighieri Quote
To course across more kindly waters now my talent's little vessel lifts her sails, leaving behind herself a sea so cruel; and what I sing will be that second kingdom, in which the human soul is cleansed of sin, becoming worthy of ascent to Heaven.
The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri: pt. 1. Purgatorio, introduction, Italian text & translation, and thirty-four drawings (ed. 1982)