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If I believed that my reply were made to one who to the world would e'er return, this flame without more flickering would stand still;
Thus is observed in me the contrapasso
All hope abandon, ye who enter in!
Take that, God, for at thee I aim them
Love, that exempts no one beloved from loving, seized me with pleasure of this man so strongly
Consider ye the seed from which ye sprang; Ye were not made to live like unto brutes, but for pursuit of virtue and of knowledge
O Tuscan, thou who through the city of fire goest alive, thus speaking modestly: be pleased to stay thy footsteps in this place
Many of the Devil's vices once heard I at Bologna, and among them, that he's a liar and the father of lies
Woe unto you, ye souls depraved; hope nevermore to look upon the heavens; I come to lead you to the other shore
And truly was I son of the She-bear, so eager to advance the cubs, that wealth above, and here myself, I pocketed
Not man, man I once was
Hunger did what sorrow could not do
A friend of mine, and not the friend of fortune, upon the desert slope is so impeded upon his way
Why dost thou trample me?
Why dost thou rend me? Hast thou no spirit of pity whatsoever?
For the pernicious sin of gluttony I, as thou seest, am battered bv this rain
Pape Satan, Pape Satan, Aleppe!
If thou thy star do follow, thou canst not fail thee of a glorious port
I not Aenas am, I am not Paul

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