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    E io: "Maestro, assai chiara procede 67 And I: 'Master, your account is clear
 
la tua ragione, e assai ben distingue 68 and clearly designates the nature
 
questo baràtro e 'l popol ch'e' possiede. 69 of this abyss and its inhabitants.
 
    Ma dimmi: quei de la palude pingue, 70 'But tell me, those spirits in the viscous marsh,
 
che mena il vento, e che batte la pioggia, 71 those the wind drives, those the rain beats down on,
 
e che s'incontran con sì aspre lingue, 72 those clashing with such bitter tongues,
 
    perché non dentro da la città roggia 73 'why are they not punished inside the fiery city
 
sono ei puniti, se Dio li ha in ira? 74 if God's anger is upon them?
 
e se non li ha, perché sono a tal foggia?" 75 And if not, why are they so afflicted?'
 
    Ed elli a me "Perché tanto delira," 76 And he: 'Not often do your wits stray
 
disse, "lo 'ngegno tuo da quel che sòle? 77 far afield, as they do now -- or is your mind
 
o ver la mente dove altrove mira? 78 bent on pursuing other thoughts?
 
    Non ti rimembra di quelle parole 79 'Do you not recall the words
 
con le quai la tua Etica pertratta 80 your Ethics uses to expound
 
le tre disposizion che 'l ciel non vole, 81 the three dispositions Heaven opposes,

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