• God's own hand Holds fast all issues of our deeds: with him The end of all our ends is, but with us Our ends are, just or unjust: though our works Find righteous or unrighteous judgment, this At least is ours, to make them righteous.

    Algernon Charles Swinburne (1910). “The Works of Algernon Charles Swinburne...: Tragedies: The Queen Mother; Rosamond; Chastelard; Bothwell; Mary Stuart; Locrine; The Sisters; Marino Faliero”