„The howls of Cerberus, though resembling thy music, will be less offensive to me, for I have never been the friend of Cerberus, and I need not be ashamed of his howling.“

—  Henryk Sienkiewicz, könyv Quo vadis

Letter of Petronius to Nero, Ch. 73
Quo Vadis (1895)
Kontextus: Rome stuffs its ears when it hears thee; the world reviles thee. I can blush for thee no longer, and I have no wish to do so. The howls of Cerberus, though resembling thy music, will be less offensive to me, for I have never been the friend of Cerberus, and I need not be ashamed of his howling.

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Forrás: Verses supposed to be written by Alexander Selkirk (1782), Line 37.
Kontextus: My friends, do they now and then send
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Forrás: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade (1857), Ch. 45
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Forrás: The Romantic Generation (1995), Ch. 8 : Liszt: On Creation as Performance

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Forrás: The Citizen of the World, Or, Letters from a Chinese Philosopher, Residing in London, to His Friends in the Country, by Dr. Goldsmith

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Eredeti: (lb) Proue thy fréende er thou haue néede, but in déede
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