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The Divine Comedy
by Dante Alighieri, edited by Charles W. Eliot, LL.D., translated by Henry Francis Cary

canto vi

Argument.-On his recovery, the Poet finds himself in the third circle, where the gluttonous are punished. Their torment is, to lie in the mire, under a continual and heavy storm of hail, snow,a nd discolored water; Cerberus, meanwhile barking over them with his threefold thorat, and rending them piecemeal. One of these, who on earth was named Ciacco, foretells the division with which Florence is about to be distracted. Dante proposes a question to his guide, who solves it; and they proceed toward the fourth circle.

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