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Walking in the Shoes of Dante and Longfellow

Justice incited my sublime Creator; Created me divine Omnipotence, The highest Wisdom and the primal Love. Before me there were no created things, Only eterne, and I eternal last. All hope abandon, ye who enter in!” These words in sombre … Continue reading

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Walking in the Shoes of Dante and Longfellow

I entered on the deep and savage way. “Through me the way is to the city dolent; Through me the way is to eternal dole; Through me the way among the people lost.

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Walking in the Shoes of Dante and Longfellow

Seeing that three such Ladies benedight Are caring for thee in the court of Heaven, And so much good my speech doth promise thee?” Even as the flowerets, by nocturnal chill, Bowed down and closed, when the sun whitens them, … Continue reading

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Walking in the Shoes of Dante and Longfellow

Dost thou not hear the pity of his plaint? Dost thou not see the death that combats him Beside that flood, where ocean has no vaunt?” Never were persons in the world so swift To work their weal and to … Continue reading

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Walking in the Shoes of Dante and Longfellow

Of those things only should one be afraid Which have the power of doing others harm; Of the rest, no; because they are not fearful. God in his mercy such created me That misery of your attains me not, Nor … Continue reading

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Walking in the Shoes of Dante and Longfellow

Beatrice am I, who do bid thee go; I come from there, where I would fain return; Love moved me, which compelleth me to speak. When I shall be in presence of my Lord, Full often will I praise thee … Continue reading

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Walking in the Shoes of Dante and Longfellow

Among those as I who are in suspense, And a fair, saintly Lady called to me In such wise, I besought her to command me. Her eyes where shining brighter than the Star, And she began to say, gentle and … Continue reading

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