“You’re the Top” by Ella Fitzgerald

In the 1956 studio album Ella Fitzgerald Covers the Cole Porter Song Book, Ella Fitzgerald covers “You’re the Top” from the 1934 musical Anything Goes, and in the last verse sings “You’re a rose, you’re Inferno’s Dante.”

Contributed by Victoria Nicholls (The Bolles School ’22)

Walter M. Miller, Jr. A Canticle for Leibowitz (1956)

canticle-for-leibowitz“And again: Vexilla regis inferni prodeunt… Forth come the banners of the King of Hell, whispered memory of that perverted line from an ancient commedia. It nagged like an unwanted tune in his thought.”  (Part Two, Fiat Lux, p. 143 in the Bantam edition of 1988).