This illustrates the lower section of the page, from the beginning of Canto 34. Virgil and Dante are in the depths of hell and coming into the presence of Lucifer. Note that there is a correction in the fifth line of the section, as the abbreviation nro for nostro has been inserted in small letters above the line of text.
If you compare the text as given here with a printed edition, you may find some variations. The odd word may be added or omitted and there may be some differences of spelling. This is just what happens with the manuscript tradition, as works are successively recopied, modernised or repunctuated.
Dante's Inferno, 14th century (British Library, add. ms. 19587, f.58a). All images by permission of the British Library.

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