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By Oscar Wilde

At the floor, Sir Robert Chiltern is a perfect husband—he has a magnificent function as a member of the home of Commons and is often first rate in public and in inner most. His spouse, woman Chiltern, is happy with their privileged existence.

What she doesn't recognize is that Sir Robert’s preliminary upward thrust to energy was once based in a bit shady conditions, and over the process twenty-four hours, those prior indiscretions threaten to come back to mild, and the destiny of the Chiltern’s marriage is quickly at stake.

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In the process, Dante raised the poetry of praise, the most traditional role of medieval love poetry, to the highest possible level, surpassing the traditional claims of courtly poetry that a woman舗s love (sexual or chaste) refined a man. Dante affirmed that a woman舗s love could lead a man or a poet to God, and this bordered on blasphemy. 舡 For approximately a decade between the time La Vita Nuova was completed and his exile from Florence in 1302, Dante divided his activities between writing and active participation in the communal government.

Echoing the concerns of these preachers, Dante sometimes seems like an outraged Jeremiah, but his moral indignation over corruption and evildoing was shared by many of his fellow citizens. In spite of Dante舗s reservations about the 舠new people舡 who were busily making Florence into the most exciting place in the Western world, Florence soon became a cultural and commercial center that would rival Athens and Rome in its brilliance during the period between the thirteenth and the sixteenth centuries.

In addition to his profound knowledge of Christian philosophy and theology, Dante had a familiarity with the Bible that was extensive for his time, an era when most Catholics may have only heard scripture cited in sermons, or read to them out loud during the celebration of the Mass, or even depicted in narrative fresco painting and tempera altar pieces in the churches. In the centuries before the Reformation declared that every man could be his own priest, few laymen actually read the Bible. Dante was certainly an exception to this general practice, and the Bible he would have read would have been some version of Saint Jerome舗s Latin Vulgate.

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