Turned off that valve at once and opened the spiritual-heroic refrigerating apparatus, invented and patented in all countries by Dante Alighieri.
James Joyce -- A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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James Joyce -- Ulysses
One day in his office, studying ancient files from Old Earth, Sol was reading about the effect of Beatrice on the world view of Dante Alighieri when he was struck by a passage written by a critic from the twentieth or twenty-first century: She [Beatrice] alone was still real for him, still implied meaning in the world, and beauty.