Daily Archives: September 16, 2018

Dante’s PARADISE, Canto 27: THE PRIMUM MOBILE

https://pixabay.com/en/ball-abstract-pattern-lines-443852/ *** THE PRIMUM MOBILE *** It is the ninth sphere Gives motion to other spheres God gives it movement *** NOTE: The ninth sphere is the next sphere that Dante will visit. This sphere is the Primum Mobile, or … Continue reading

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Dante’s PARADISE, Canto 27: BEATRICE’S CRITIQUE

https://pixabay.com/en/emotion-greed-sin-deadly-america-2676703/ *** BEATRICE’S CRITIQUE *** Beatrice’s critique Bad people are greedy sheep They lack good shepherds *** NOTE: Saint Peter criticizes bad Popes, and Beatrice criticizes greedy people. People on Earth need good rulers. This should not surprise us. *** … Continue reading

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Dante’s PARADISE, Canto 27: CORRUPTION OF PAPACY

Source: Wiki Commons (Public Domain) *** CORRUPTION OF PAPACY *** Vacant papacy Boniface hardly a Pope Reform is coming *** NOTE: Saint Peter harshly criticizes Pop Boniface VIII, even saying that the papacy is vacant because Boniface VIII is unworthy … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s HENRY VIII: A Retelling in Prose — Act 5, Scene 1

— 5.1 — Gardiner, who was the Bishop of Winchester, was in a gallery in the palace in London. A page held a torch before him. A gallery is a long room in which the King and others could take … Continue reading

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