And now his purgatory was at an end, and of a sudden the gates of joy were open.
It's the wail of a lost spirit, loosed temporarily from the horrors of purgatory.
He declared that he was in purgatory for certain unexpatiated sins.
Whence he concludes that it is better at once to deny absolutely that there is any purgatory.
It will take a lot of holy water to save her from ...