e guides in a writer so scrupulous and exact) imply irresistibly that Dante had become a party by himself before his exile.
The measure adopted by the Priors of Florence while he was one of them (with his assent and probably by his counsel), of sending to the frontier the leading men of both factions, confirms this implication.
iotic, as it certainly was disinterested.
We whose country is the world, as the ocean to the fish, he tells us, though we drank of the Arno in infancy, and love Florence so much that, because we loved her, we suffer exile unjustly, support the shoulders of our judgment rather upon reason than the senses.
De Vulgari Eloquio, Liot come to her is not wonderful, for he would have been burned alive if he had. Dante could not send for her because he was a homeless wanderer.
She remained in Florence with her children because she had powerful relations and perhaps property there.
It is plain, also, that what Boccaccio says of Dante's lussuria had no better f