Dante’s PURGATORY, Canto 9: The Eagle


Engraver: Auguste Doré




Saint Lucia helps

Dante go up the mountain

Carries him in dream


NOTE: Dante dreams that an eagle picks him up and carries him. When he wakes up, he does not recognize his surroundings. Virgil explains that while Dante slept, Saint Lucia carried him higher up the mountain. Dante is about to enter Purgatory Proper.




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