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The Divine Comedy


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Proem. I nvocation, Beatrice and Dante trans humanized ascend through the Sphere of Fire toward the Moon. Beatrice explains the cause of their ascent. The glory of Him who moves everything penetrates through the universe, and is resplendent in one part more and in another less. In the heaven which receives most of His light I have been and have seen things which he who descends from thereabove neither knows how nor has power to recount; because, drawing near to its own desire, our intellect enters so deep, that the memory cannot follow after. Truly whatever of the Holy Realm I could treasure up in my mind shall now be the theme of my song. Ogood A pollo, for this last labor make me such a vessel of thy worth as thou demandest 1. V. 5. The Empyrean, See Dante s Letter to Can Grande, 24, 25. 2. V. 7. The innate desire of the soul is to attain the vision of God, in which ultimate and perfect beatitude consists S, T. ii.i 3. 8.
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