t ask for the tithes which belong to the poor of God.
(Paradiso, XII. 93, 94.) Let them return whence they came, he says (De Monarchia, Lib. II. § 10); they came well, let them return ill, for they were well given and ill held. Dante is always careful to distinguish between the Papacy and the Pope.
He prophesies for Boniface VIII.
a place in hell,
Inferno, XIX. 53; Paradiso, XXX. 145-148. but acknowledges him as the Vicar of Christ, goes so far even as to denounce the outrage of Guillaume de Nogaret at Anagni as done to the Saviour himself.
Purgatorio, XX. 86-92. But in the Spiritual World Dante acknowledges no such supremacy, and, when he would have fallen on his knees before Adrian V., is rebuked by him in a quotation from the Apocalypse:—
Err not, fellow-servant am I With thee and with the others to one power. Purgatorio, XIX. 134, 135. So impartial was this man whose great work is so often represented as a kind of bag in which he secreted the gall of personal prejudice