The Divine Comedy: Illustrations by Gustave Doré

 

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The traitors frozen in the ice of Cocytus

Inferno, Canto 32: The traitors frozen in the ice of Cocytus

Livid, as far down as where shame appears,
Were the disconsolate shades within the ice,
Setting their teeth unto the note of storks.

Each one his countenance held downward bent;
From mouth the cold, from eyes the doleful heart
Among them witness of itself procures.

When round about me somewhat I had looked,
I downward turned me, and saw two so close,
The hair upon their heads together mingled.