Daily Archives: September 12, 2018

Dante’s PARADISE, Canto 25: WHO HAS BODIES IN PARADISE?

https://pixabay.com/en/sun-dawn-schönwetter-nature-bright-3130638/ *** WHO HAS BODIES IN PARADISE? *** Jesus and Mary — All the rest receive bodies On Day of Judgment *** NOTE: Dante has heard that Saint James’ soul was allowed to rise to Paradise with his body, so … Continue reading

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Dante’s PARADISE, Canto 25: WHAT IS THE SOURCE OF YOUR HOPE?

https://pixabay.com/en/bible-scripture-psalm-psalm-23-450298/ *** WHAT IS THE SOURCE OF YOUR HOPE? *** Source of Dante’s hope? David, singer of the Psalms Among other stars *** “From many stars this light comes unto me; But he instilled it first into my heart Who … Continue reading

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Dante’s PARADISE, Canto 25: TO WHAT DEGREE DO YOU POSSESS HOPE?

https://pixabay.com/en/hands-open-candle-candlelight-1926414/ *** TO WHAT DEGREE DO YOU POSSESS HOPE? *** Beatrice answers For Dante lest he should seem To be very proud *** NOTE: Pride is out of place in Paradise, and so Beatrice answers this question for Dante. Dante’s … Continue reading

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Dante’s PARADISE, Canto 25: DANTE’S HOPE

https://pixabay.com/en/dante-divine-comedy-divina-comedia-1578147/ *** DANTE’S HOPE *** For all of his life Dante hoped to return home He never made it *** NOTE: Following his exile, Dante hoped to return to Florence, but he never made it. He died and is entombed … Continue reading

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

— 3.1 — Queen Catherine and her female attendants were sewing in a room of her apartment. Queen Catherine said to one of her female attendants, “Take up your lute, girl. My soul grows sad with troubles. Sing, and disperse … Continue reading

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