But then there's Dante. I can't read Italian and confess I have never read the entire Paradiso in one gulp. Still, no DPM is complete without him, and rules were made for man, not man for rules! To ameliorate, I've included the original Italian side-by-side. From Canto III.55:
|E questa sorte che par giù cotanto,|
però n'è data, perché fuor negletti
li nostri voti, e vòti in alcun canto".
| And we are to be found within a sphere|
this low, because we have neglected vows,
so that in some respect we were deficient."