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Alighieri Dante
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"Love hath so long possessed me for his own
And made his lordship so familiar."
- La Vita Nuova
 
": In the middle of the journey of our life I came to myself within a dark wood where the straight way was lost."
- Canto I, line 1 The Inferno
 
"To run over better waters the little vessel of my genius now hoists her sails, as she leaves behind her a sea so cruel."
- Canto I, line 1 Purgatorio
 
"Thou shalt prove how salt is the taste of another's bread and how hard is the way up and down another man's stairs."
- Canto XVII, line 58 Paradiso
 
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