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Dante Alighieri

Alegorical portrait of Dante Alighieri, from Agnolo Bronzino, c. 1530. The book he holds is a copy of the Divine Comedy, open to Canto XXV of the Paradiso.

Thou shalt prove how salt is the taste of another’s bread and how hard is the way up and down another man’s stairs.


Tu proverai sì come sa di sale
lo pane altrui, e come è duro calle
lo scendere e ‘l salir per l’altrui scale.

Dante Alighieri, Paradiso, Canto XVII, lines 58-60

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