Daily Archives: September 6, 2018

Dante’s PARADISE, Canto 23: “REGINA COELI”

https://pixabay.com/en/church-interior-painting-columns-170454/ *** “REGINA COELI” *** Mary, Heaven’s Queen, Rejoice, alleluia, for He has arisen *** NOTE: Much song is in Paradise. In Canto 23, the Apostles and other saved souls sing the “REGINA COELI” as Mother Mary leaves. *** PARADISE: … Continue reading

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Dante’s PARADISE, Canto 23: INEFFABILITY

https://pixabay.com/en/pay-numbers-infinity-digits-fill-937884/ *** INEFFABILITY *** Poem has mighty theme I am mortal: I stagger when I lift this theme *** NOTE: Dante is aware that he has seen many things in Paradise that he cannot describe in words. Such things as … Continue reading

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Dante’s PARADISE, Canto 23: FRUITS OF CHRIST’S TRIUMPH

https://pixabay.com/en/astrology-birth-sign-birth-signs-220339/ *** FRUITS OF CHRIST’S TRIUMPH *** The triumphant Christ Dante sees saved souls who are Fruits of Christ’s triumph *** NOTE: In the constellation Gemini in the Sphere of Fixed Stars, Dante’s mind expands with the Vision of Christ, … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s HENRY VIII: A Retelling in Prose — Act 1, Scene 3

— 1.3 — In a room of the palace in London, Lord Chamberlain and Lord Sands talked. Lord Chamberlain asked, “Is it possible that the spells of France should trick men into such bizarre fashions?” Lord Sands replied, “New customs, … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Art Anecdotes

As an Impressionist painter, Claude Monet was obsessed with recreating the effect of light on various objects. In 1890, he began painting a picture of meules—stacks of wheat or oats. The light changed suddenly, so he got another canvas and … Continue reading

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