only says generally May. The indication which Dante himself gives that he was born when the sun wamentioning as characteristic of the age and of Dante himself, with whom the influence of the stars upposed, from a passage in Boccaccio's life of Dante, that Alighiero the father was still living whh original documents before him, tells us that Dante lost his father while yet a child.
This circuthat he did his duty well may be inferred from Dante's speaking of him gratefully as one who by time on the career of his pupil.
Of the order of Dante's studies nothing can be certainly affirmed.
cturesque transitions and contrasts.
It found Dante, shaped him by every experience that life is co the poor.
The few well-ascertained facts of Dante's life may be briefly stated.
In 1274 occurreulent, many of the lesser nobility, among them Dante, drew over to the side of the citizens, and betainly true, that the council and influence of Dante were of great weight with the more moderate of[23 more...]