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Quotation by T.S. Eliot
Gradually we come to admit that Shakespeare understands a greater extent and variety of human life than Dante; but that Dante understands deeper degrees of degradation and higher degrees of exaltation.
T.S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot (1888–1965), Anglo-American poet, critic. "Dante," Selected Essays, Harcourt (1932).
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