Highbury bore me. Richmond and Kew
Undid me. By Richmond I raised my knees
293. Cf. Purgatorio, V, 133:
“Ricorditi di me, che son la Pia;
“Siena mi fe’, disfecemi Maremma.”
Canto 5, lines 133-134 of the Purgatorio:
“Remember me, I who am La Pia.
Siena made — Maremma unmade me —”
For a brief overview of The Divine Comedy, see the note to the dedication.
Highbury, Richmond, and Kew are all towns in outer London.View full map on Google Maps