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And now to me I heard the Master calling; 115

Whence I besought the spirit with more haste
To tell me who were prison'd in the vaults.

And he replied; 'More than a thousand here
Are placed: here lies the second Frederick ;12 there
The Cardinal:13 I speak not of the rest.' 120

This said, he vanish'd : I thereon towards
The Bard my steps retraced, pondering the while
That mystic speech14 which seem'd to threaten ill.

Onward he moved, and, as we paced along,
This question put to me; 'Wherefore art thou 125

So lost in thought V I his request fulfill'd.

'Let thy mind treasure up that which the spirit
Reveal'd against thyself,' enjoin'd the sage,
And here 'Attend' he said, with hand uplifted.

'When thou shalt rest beneath the radiant vision 130

Of her, whose bright eye seëth all things, thou
Wilt hear from her all thy life's pilgrimage.'

12 Frederick IL, grandson of Barbarossa, Emperor of Germany, and King of Naples and Sicily.

13 Cardinal Ottaviano Ubaldini, called 'the Cardinal' on account of his great influence. All these persons, viz., Farinata, Cavalcante, Frederick II., and Cardinal Ubaldini, held Epicurean opinions.

14 Farinata's prediction in v. 79-81.

He therewith turning to the left hand, we left

The wall; then 'mid the tombs in haste we wended Along a path which strikes upon a valley, 135

Whose noxious fumes ev'n to that height ascended.






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