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Purgatorio: Canto XXXIII

  

"Deus venerunt gentes," alternating

Now three, now four, melodious psalmody

The maidens in the midst of tears began;

 

And Beatrice, compassionate and sighing,

Listened to them with such a countenance,

That scarce more changed was Mary at the cross.

 

But when the other virgins place had given

For her to speak, uprisen to her feet

With colour as of fire, she made response:

 

"'Modicum, et non videbitis me;

Et iterum,' my sisters predilect,

'Modicum, et vos videbitis me.'"

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