The Bright World
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Canto XXXIV - The Bright World

" The Guide and I into that hidden road
now entered, to return to the bright world;
And without care of having any rest

We mounted up, he first then I the second
till I beheld through a round aperture
some of the beauteous things that Heaven doth bear;

Thence we came forth to behold the stars.”

— translation by Longfellow

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Lo duca e io per quel cammino ascoso
intrammo a ritornar nel chiaro mondo;
e sanza cura aver d’alcun riposo.

Salimmo su, el primo e io secondo,
tanto ch’i’ vidi de le cose belle
che porta ‘l ciel, per un pertugio tondo.

E quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle.