Dante Alighieri quote about beauty from Divine Comedy - The heavens are calling you, and wheel around you, Displaying to you their eternal beauties, And still your eye is looking on the ground; Whence He, who all discerns, chastises you.
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The heavens are calling you, and wheel around you, Displaying to you their eternal beauties, And still your eye is looking on the ground; Whence He, who all discerns, chastises you.
 Dante Alighieri, Divine Comedy (1320). copy citation

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Author Dante Alighieri
Source Divine Comedy
Topic beauty eyes heaven earth
Date 1320
Language English
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Note Translanted by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/1004/pg1004.html

Context

“And said he to me: "That was the hard curb That ought to hold a man within his bounds; But you take in the bait so that the hook Of the old Adversary draws you to him, And hence availeth little curb or call. The heavens are calling you, and wheel around you, Displaying to you their eternal beauties, And still your eye is looking on the ground; Whence He, who all discerns, chastises you."
Purgatorio: Canto XV As much as 'twixt the close of the third hour And dawn of day appeareth of that sphere Which aye in fashion of a child is playing, So much it now appeared, towards the night,” source

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