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Title: The Paradiso
Author: Dante Alighieri/ Ciardi, John (TRN)/ Freccero, John (INT)/ Cifelli, Edward M. (AFT)
Publisher: New Amer Library Classics
Publication Date: 2009/10/06
Number of Pages: 365
Binding Type: PAPERBACK
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56) “all seraphical in ardor... both is spoken”- Saint Francis is identified with the Seraphim, the highest order of angels, representing love, while Saint Dominic is identified with the Cherubim, the next highest order of angels, representing wisdom. Saint Thomas announces that he will only speak of “one” (1. 40), Saint Francis. Born Giovanni Francesco Bernardone, the son of a wealthy merchant, in 118 or II82, Francis led a pleasant and well-to-do life before changing his ways completely and
would provide a month of continuous light from December 21 until January 21, when Cancer rules the night sky, if that constellation had such a powerful star within it. 36 (p. 133) the two: They are Saint Peter and Saint James. 37 (p. 133) ”the one who lay upon the breast Of our own Pelican“: In the Middle Ages, the pelican was employed as a symbol for Jesus because it was thought that the bird nourished its offspring, or brought its dead offspring back to life, by feeding them its own blood.
hither from the mortal world Must needs be ripened in our radiance.” This comfort came to me from the second fire; 13 Wherefore mine eyes I lifted to the hills,14 Which bent them down before with too great weight. “Since, through his grace, our Emperor15 wills that thou Shouldst find thee face to face, before thy death, In the most secret chamber, with his Counts,16 So that, the truth beholden of this court, Hope, which below there rightfully enamors Thereby thou strengthen in thyself
fountain turned.18 And said the Old Man holy: “That thou mayst Accomplish perfectly thy journeying, Whereunto prayer and holy love have sent me, Fly with thine eyes all round about this garden; For seeing it will discipline thy sight Farther to mount along the ray divine. And she, the Queen of Heaven, for whom I burn Wholly with love, will grant us every grace, Because that I her faithful Bernard am.“19 As he who peradventure from Croatia Cometh to gaze at our Veronica, Who through
done earlier in Inferno II: 7 and Purgatorio I: 8) but also Apollo, the Greek and Roman god of light, healing, poetry, and prophecy, and the father of the Muses. 7 (p. 3) the beloved laurel asks, The Poet begs Apollo to grant him the power to merit the crown of laurel or bay leaf that was bestowed only upon great poets or conquering warriors. The “beloved laurel” also refers to the mythological tale of Daphne, who was loved and pursued by Apollo and was changed into a laurel. The source of this