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As night approaches, the souls sing the Compline hymns Salve Regina and Te lucis ante terminum.
Dante's beautiful description of evening in this valley was the inspiration for a similar passage in Byron's Don Juan:'twas now the hour that turneth back desire In those who sail the sea, and melts the heart, The day they've said to their sweet friends farewell, And the new pilgrim penetrates with love, If he doth hear from far away a bell That seemeth to deplore the dying day, Soft hour!
The former are detained at the base of the cliff for a period thirty times as long as their period of contumacy. Manfred explains that prayer from those currently alive and in the grace of God may reduce the amount of time a soul spends in purgatory.The gate of Purgatory, Peter's Gate, is guarded by an angel who uses the point of his sword to draw the letter "P" (signifying peccatum, sin) seven times on Dante's forehead, bidding him "take heed that thou wash / These wounds, when thou shalt be within." With the passage of each terrace and the corresponding purgation of his soul that the pilgrim receives, one of the "P"s will be erased by the angel granting passage to the next terrace.The angel at Peter's Gate uses two keys, silver (remorse) and gold (reconciliation) to open the gate – both are necessary for redemption and salvation.I and II), and the next full day (Good Friday) was spent exploring the depths of Hell with Virgil as a guide (Inf. Dante and Virgil spent the next day ascending from Hell to see the stars (Inf. They arrive at the shore of the Mountain of Purgatory—the only land in the Southern Hemisphere—at 6 AM on the morning of Easter Sunday, which is 6 PM on Sunday evening in Jerusalem, since the two points are antipodal.Dante describes Hell as existing underneath Jerusalem, having been created by the impact of Lucifer's fall; the Mountain of Purgatory was created by a displacement of rock caused by the same event.