• The limner's art may trace the absent feature,
    And give the eye of distant weeping faith
    To view the form of its idolatry;
    But oh! the scenes 'mid which they met and parted;
    The thoughts--the recollections sweet and bitter,--
    Th' Elysian dreams of lovers, when they loved,--
    Who shall restore them?

    Charles Robert Maturin (1816). “Betram, Or, The Castle of St. Aldobrand: A Trgedy ...”, p.11