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Illustrations for Paradiso, The Divine Comedy (1320) by Gustave Doré

Canto XVIII: The saintly creatures flying, sang, and made
Now D. now I. now L. figur’d I’ th’ air.

Canto XXVIII: All, as they circle in their orders, look
Aloft, and downward with such sway prevail,
That all with mutual impulse tend to God.

Canto XXXI: In fashion, as a snow-white rose, lay then
Before my view the saintly multitude

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