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By Dante Alighieri

Paradiso is the 3rd and ultimate a part of Italian poet Dante Alighieri's epic poem Divine Comedy and describes Dante's trip via heaven. he's now led through Beatrice, who joined him on the finish of Purgatorio.

Beatrice takes Dante into the 9 celestial spheres of Heaven. From the 1st Sphere, the place they locate those that have been sturdy yet didn't retain their vows, to the 9th Sphere and the Empyrean, the house of the angels and God, Dante studies the benefits given to people who dwell a existence devoted to God. Dante wrote his narrative poem among 1308 and 1321.

This model is taken from a 1901 English variation, that includes British writer Rev. H. F. Cary's clean verse translation and woodcut illustrations through French artist Gustave Doré.

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When her parents had died, Beatrice had carefully searched through their belongings. She’d found nothing. No links with the past, no letters or documents that might lead to missing relatives. Her father was an educated man, always talking about books and his lessons. He was a poor farmer, in­ ept in those necessary tasks as if such menial work was unknown to him. The crops were often scraggly, and the chickens sickened and died more often than not. He was happiest when he was deep in his study of his few books, or when he called out to her mother and the two of them discussed a topic of interest.

Someone really should do something about her wardrobe. Her clothes were too loose, but her bodice was entirely too snug. Her legs were too long as well, but he didn’t suppose there was anything she could do about that. She wasn’t going to go away easily. For that matter, he couldn’t blame her. His father had, no doubt, made being Robert’s governess/nursemaid an enviable posi­ tion while the truth was something else. Still, it must have been better than what she’d experi­ enced in the past year.

The maid approached the opposite side of the bed and laid the tray on top of the silk coverlet beside her. Her fingers touched the lace of the tray cloth, felt the pattern of it. If it was real, then surely the toast was real as well? ” Cameron looked startled at her statement. ” AN UNLIKELY GOVERNESS 23 She glanced at him. “My father had a vast correspon­ dence with men in England. They said his favorite breakfast was two roast pigeons, three beefsteaks, and a variety of spirits. ” His comment surprised her, but not as much as the sud­ den smile transforming his face.

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