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The Divine Comedy
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Mary Overton Mary Overton said: " Ciardi's translation - Dante asks Virgil to explain the ways and wiles of Dame Fortune:

"Master," I said, "tell me - now that you touch
on this Dame Fortune - what is she, that she holds
the good things of the world within her clutch?"

And he to me: "O c
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