A little fire is quickly trodden out, Which being suffer'd, rivers cannot quench.
O, I have suffer'd With those that I saw suffer: a brave vessel, Who had, no doubt, some noble creature in her, Dash'd all to pieces. O, the cry did knock Against my very heart! Poor souls, they perished.william shakespeare
And taste The melancholy joys of evils pass'd, For he who much has suffer'd, much will know.homer
His love at once and dread instruct our thought; As man He suffer'd and as God He taught.Edmund Waller