The time was the beginning of the morning;
the sun was rising now in fellowship
with the same stars that had escorted it
when Divine Love first moved those things of beauty.

Inferno, Canto I, lines 37-40

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But here I can’t be still; and by the lines
of this my Comedy, reader, I swear-
and may my verse find favor for long years.

May God so let you, reader, gather fruit
from what you read.

Inferno, Canto XX, lines 19-20

My guide and I came on that hidden road
to make our way back into the bright world;
and with no care for any rest, we climbed-
he first, I following- until I saw,
through a round opening, some of those things
of beauty Heaven bears. It was from there
that we emerged, to see- once more- the stars.

Inferno, Canto XXXIV, lines 133-139

Silently, alone, no one escorting us,
we made our way- one went before, one after-
as Friars Minor when the walk together.

Inferno, Canto XXIII, lines 1-3

Here sighs and lamentations and loud cries
were echoing across the starless air,
so that, as soon as I set out, I wept.

Inferno, Canto III, lines 22-24