How Dante Climbed The Mountain; Sunday Readings With The Children From The "purgatorio"

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byRose E. Selfe

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1887 Excerpt: ... Beautiful And Good. 95 Forese then prayed Dante to explain his presence there in bodily form, which was, as usual, causing great astonishment to all the shades. And Dante told him how Virgil had come to him and rescued him from the difficulties in which his own wrongdoing had placed him, and had led him up and round the circles of the mountain, he being still living; and he further explained that Statius was the spirit on whose account the mountain had so lately trembled and the glad song of thanksgiving had ascended to God. He added that perhaps Statius was not going on to Paradise so quickly as he might have done but for the companionship of Virgil and himself. While this conversation was taking place, Forese and Dante were walking briskly along the road, like a ship blown along by favourable winds; and Dante now inquired of Forese if he knew anything about the condition of his sister, Piccarda Donati, who had passed away from the earth a little time before. Forese replied that his sister, of whom he could not say whether she had been more beautiful or more good, was already rejoicing in her crown in heaven. She was one of those who do not need any purifying pain before they go to be with God; she had so loved and served Him here. Forese now pointed out to Dante some of the shades, and told him something of their lives on earth: they had all sinned through gluttony and too much indulgence in good things. Dante had a talk with one of them about the writing of poetry and other things, and then all the spirits, except Forese, having satisfied their curiosity about him, quickened their pace, and went by him like a flight of birds, light as they were both from their wasted condition and from their earnest will to finish their probation. Forese only lingered to...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1887 Excerpt: ... Beautiful And Good. 95 Forese then prayed Dante to explain his presence there in bodily form, which was, as usual, causing great...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217491634

ISBN - 13:9780217491631

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