Unformatted text preview: Canto XXX — Highlights Beatrice The procession comes to a halt. The twenty—four elders turn toward
the chariot. ﬂue ofthem sings: “Colin e, o bride, from Lebanon.” Singing angels appear overhead, ﬁlling the air with a rain of ﬂowers.
In this setting Beatrice appears. Dante turns tn Virgil to express his astonishment, only to ﬁnd out
that he is gone. Beatrice then speaks harshly to Dante, calling him by name and
reprimanding him for wandering away from the true path, thus
wasting his talents. Beatrice scolds Dante saying that so hopeless was his case that the
journey through the Damned in Hell was the only way to set him
back on the road to salvation. ...
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- Spring '08