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When I had journeyed half of our life’s way,
I found myself within a shadowed forest,

for I had lost the path that does not stray.

Canto I, 1

 

“Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.”

Canto III, 8

 

There is no greater sorrow,
than thinking back upon a happy time,
In misery.

Canto V, 121

 

Alighierileg re) Dante was sentenced this date (3/10/1302) to be burned to death in Italy for political reasons.  He was able to avoid this by agreeing to enter exile.  This allowed him to live but he never saw his wife again.  The above are quotes from “The Inferno” the first third of his Divine Comedy and the third worth reading.                          

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