Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Yet in all these things we are more than conquerers through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angles nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to com, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us form the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
-Romans 8:35, 37-39
chary- cautious, wary
portent- a sign or warning that of something momentous or calamitous is likely to happen
"The great ancients' writings, beside ours, look like illuminated manuscripts before our plain press type."
-Philip James Bailey
"There is the moral of all human tales;
Tis but the same rehearsal of the past,
First freedom, then glory--when that fails,
Wealth, vice, corruption--barbarism at last,
And history, with all her volumes vast,
Hath but one page."