Unformatted text preview: Purgaterie IX — Highlights Part I —I}ante’s First Dream. I11 his dream, the poet is being
snatched up into the sphere of ﬁre by an eagle. The heat wakes him up. He is new at the Gates aanrgataria. Virgil explains what happened: while Dante was asleep, a lady
named Lneia appeared and earried him up. Part 11: At the gate, Dante sees three steps af different
enlars, white marble, darker than hlaek, ﬁery red. These
steps lead up to the entranee ef Purgaterie. A guardian angel stands en the last step. The age] traees seven “P” en Dante’s forehead, then he takes
twa keys — ane geld and one silver —te unlock the gates. ...
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- Spring '08