Torquato Tasso (c. 1544-1595)
“O wonder-worker Love, who extracts from tears
hot sparks, and who with water kindles hearts!
As nature’s master has he long been known.”
- From The Liberation of Jerusalem (Gerusalemme liberata, Canto 4, stanza 76) by Torquato Tasso and translated by Max Wickert. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.