"For if a man were to have all his sins laid to his own indictment, and must commune with the devils, and endure as much wrath as the great God of heaven can inflict upon him; I say, if it were but for a time, even ten thousand years, and then end, there would be some ground for comfort, and hopes of deliverance. But here is your misery; this is your state forever, here you must be forever. When you look around, and see the innumerable company of screaming devils you are among, you shall be reminded that - this is my portion forever. Oh, when you have been in hell for so many thousands of years as there are stars in the sky or drops in the sea or sands on the seashore, yet you have to live there forever more. Oh, this one word EVER! How it will torment your soul!"
By John Bunyan (1628-1688)