References in classic literature ?
the dead are strengthless, and if they still have hearts to suffer, they have no hands to give back blow for blow.
I have wrestled with my soul till I am strengthless.
By quoting Shakespeare towards the end of this carefully structured oeuvre - "two strengthless doves will draw me through the sky" - he draws parallels with the portentous cooing of the collared Columbidae and the lymphoma that laid low his father.