“Thus it is in hell;
they would die, but they cannot.
The wicked shall be always dying but never dead;
the smoke of the furnace ascends for ever and ever.
Oh! who can endure thus to be ever upon the rack?
This word ‘ever’ breaks the heart.
Wicked men now think the Sabbaths long,
and think a prayer long;
but oh! how long will it be
to lie in hell for ever and ever?”
- Thomas Watson