A crowd flowed over London Bridge, so many,
I had not thought death had undone so many.
63. Cf. Inferno III, 55-57:
“si lunga tratta
di gente, ch'io non avrei mai creduto
che morte tanta n'avesse disfatta.”
Canto 3, lines 55-57, from James Finn Cotter's translation of the Inferno:
And there, behind it, marched so long a file
Of people, I would never have believed
That death could have undone so many souls.
For more information about the The Divine Comedy, see the note to the dedication.
A bridge crossing the Thames in central London.