- Here he made, also, acquaintances among the Italians,- especially the Duke of Sermoneta, the Dantean scholar, and Monsignore Nardi, of the papal court. - "Italy, the Magic Land", Lilian Whiting.
- " The Minister's Black Veil," " The Great Carbuncle," and " The Ambitious Guest," are Dantean allegories. - "The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne", Frank Preston Stearns.
- " The Artist of the Beautiful" is a Dantean allegory, and a poetic gem. - "The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne", Frank Preston Stearns.