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Line 427:

Poi s'ascose nel foco che gli affina

Eliot's Note:

427. V. Purgatorio, XXVI, 148.
“‘Ara vos prec, per aquella valor
‘que vos guida al som de l’escalina,
‘sovegna vos a temps de ma dolor.’
Poi s’ascose nel foco che gli affina.”

Context:

Canto 26, lines 145-148, from the Purgatorio:

“Now I petition you, by that kind Power
Escorting you to the summit of the staircase,
At the appropriate time, recall my pain.”

Then he hid himself in the refining fire.

For a brief overview of The Divine Comedy and the scene Eliot refers to here, see the note to the dedication.