"‘abandon all hope ye who dealt with me’"

Charon arrives to ferry the dead across the river to Hell, illustration by Gustave Doré
Public DomainCharon arrives to ferry the dead across the river to Hell, illustration by Gustave Doré - Credit: Gustave Doré
A play on words on ‘Abandon all hope ye who enter here’, the inscription on the entrance to Hell in Dante’s Divine Comedy. The epic poem was written between 1306 and 1321 and first translated into English between 1805 and 1814 by Henry Francis Cary.