De Monarchia, Lib. III. § ult. See the whole passage in Miss Rossetti, p. 39. It is noticeable that Dante says that the Pope is to lead (by examp, and accordingly the intervention of Beatrice was needed,— of Beatrice, as Miss Rossetti admirably well expresses it, already transfigured, potent not only now to c beset us, Pride, the Lusts of the Flesh, and Greed.
We are surprised that Miss Rossetti should so localize and confine Dante's meaning as to explain them by FlorenThe ancient spirits disconsolate Who cry out each one for the second death. Miss Rossetti cites it as an example of what she felicitously calls an ambiguity, not hazbetters, in the XXVI.
Purgatorio. See some excellent specimens of him in Mr. D. G. Rossetti's remarkable volume of translations from the early Italian poets.
Mr. RoMr. Rossetti would do a real and lasting service to literature by employing his singular gift in putting Dante's minor poems into English. the form seems rather organic tha