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What infinite use Dante would have made of the Bowery! . . . The Bowery is one of the great highways of humanity, a highway of seething life, of varied interest, of fun, of work, of sordid and terrible tragedy; and it is haunted by demons as evil as any that stalk through the pages of the "Inferno."

Theodore Roosevelt, Dante and the Bowery, in History as Literature (1913).