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 Infernal Column.Infra Dig., i.e. Dignita’tem. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
We have Dante’s notion of the infernal regions in his Inferno; Homer’s in the Odyssey, book xi.; Virgil’s in the Æneid, book vi.; Spenser’s in the Faërie Queene, book ii. canto 7; Ariosto’s in the Orlando Furio’so, book xvii.; Tasso’s in Jerusalem Delivered, book iv.; Milton’s in Paradise Lost; Fénelon’s in Télémaque, book xviii.; and Beckford’s in his romance of Vathek.   1

 Infernal Column.Infra Dig., i.e. Dignita’tem. 


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