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The Divine Comedy, Tr. H.W. Longfellow by Dante Alighieri

The Divine Comedy, Tr.

H.W. Longfellow by Dante Alighieri

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ... 59. The three remainingMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ... 59. The three remaining sins to be purged away are Avarice, Gluttony, and Lust. 61. See Canto XIV. 148. 73. Psalms cxix. 25: My soul cleaveth unto the dust: quicken thou me according to thy word. 99. Know that I am the successor of Peter. It is Pope Adrian the Fifth who speaks. He was of the family of the Counts of Lavagna, the family taking its title from the river Lavagna, flowing between Siestri and Chiaveri, towns on the Riviera di Genova. He was Pope only thirty-nine days, and died in 1276. When his kindred came to congratulate him on his election, he said, Would that ye came to a Cardinal in good health, and not to a dying Pope. 134. Revelation xix. 10: And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not, I am thy fellow-servant. 137. Matthew xxii. 30: For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels in heaven. He reminds Dante that here all earthly distinctions and relations are laid aside. He is no longer the Spouse of the Church. 141. Penitence- line 92: -- In whom weeping ripens That without which to God we cannot turn. 142. Madonna Alagia was the wife of Marcello Malespini, that friend of Dante with whom, during his wanderings he took refuge in the Lunigiana, in 1307. CANTO XX. 1. In this canto the subject of the preceding is continued, namely, the punishment of Avarice and Prodigality. 2. To please the speaker, Pope Adrian the Fifth, (who, Canto XIX. 139, says, Now go, no longer will I have thee linger,) Dante departs without further question, though not yet satisfied. 13. See the article Cabala at the end of Parcediso. 15. This is generally supposed to refer to Can Grande della Scala. See Inf. I. Note 101. 23. The inn at Bethlehem. 25. The...