"In fashion, as a snow white rose, lay then before my view the saintly multitude, which in his own blood Christ espoused"
'Paradiso' (Heaven) Canto XXXI , lines 1-3.
Trivia: Image: Illustrator, Gustave Dore (1889).
The third and final part to Italian Dante Aligheri's long narrative poem - The Divine Comedy. Written from 1308 and completed in 1320, the year before he died. Part one is Hell (Inferno) and Part two is Purgatory (Purgatorio). An allegorical journey of the individual soul towards God.
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