Whenever the literary German dives into a sentence, that is the last you are going to see of him till he emerges on the other side of his Atlantic with his verb in his mouth.
In Aman's pomp poor Mardocheus wept,Yet God did turn his fate upon his foe;The Lazar pined while Dives' feast was kept,Yet he to heaven, to hell did Dives go.We trample grass and prize the flowers of May,Yet grass is green when flowers do fade away.robert southwell
The world's proverb is, "God help the poor, for the rich can help themselves;" but to our mind, it is just the rich who have most need of Heaven's help. Dives in scarlet is worse off than Lazarus in rags, unless Divine love shall uphold him.charles haddon spurgeon
I sit in one of the Dives On Fifty-second Street Uncertain and afraid As the clever hopes expire Of a low dishonest decade: Waves of anger and fear Circulate over the bright And darkened lands of the earth, Obsessing our private lives; The unmentionable odour of death Offends the September night.wystan hugh auden