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Dante and Virgil Meeting the Shades of Francesca da Rimini and Paolo by Ary Scheffer

This picture depicts a famous Canto from the Inferno.  Virgil takes Dante into Hell, and there he meets the souls of those being punished for sexual sins.  They are in a high circle of Hell, because St. Thomas Aquinas (whose … Continue reading

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A Dream, After Reading Dante’s Episode of Paolo and Francesca by John Keats

As Hermes once took to his feathers light, When lulled Argus, baffled, swooned and slept, So on a Delphic reed, my idle spright So played, so charmed, so conquered, so bereft The dragon-world of all its hundred eyes; And seeing … Continue reading

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