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Canto 1, Paradiso - Reflections

I read the entirety of the Letter to Can Grande in preparation for this canticle (and because I read Latin much faster, so the reprieve was welcome), but it occurred to me that everyone and his grandfather talks about the letter and the canticle’s dedication to Dante’s patron.   1,026 more words

Canto 1, Purgatorio - Harder Truths

Per correr miglior acque alza le vele / omai la navicella del mio ingegno, / che lascia dietro a sé mar sì crudele; / e canterò di quel secondo regno / dove l’umano spirito si purga / e di salire al ciel diventa degno. 1,080 more words