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Ah me ! 'twere a sad task and hard to say How wild that woodland was, how
sharp, how strong 5 Its growth, which ev'n in thought renews dismay. 1 Error.
Does there to death such bitterness belong ? Yet wondrous THE INFERNO. ...
... that speckled hide No harm would spring :7 yet not so that my dread Return'd
not when a Lion8 I espied, 45 That onward came right in my path with head Aloft
and glaring wild with hungry eye, That ev'n the air seem'd to shrink back afraid.
And like as one who what he will'd again Unwills, with new thoughts from his
purpose bending, Which failing fadeth wholly from his brain ; Ev'n so upon that
darksome steep ascending 40 My thoughts consumed the enterprise of good, ...
A saint7 there is above, so piteously Bewails this hindrance8 in her gentle breast,
9$ Ev'n Heaven is moved, and changed the stern decree. She to Lucia9 call'd,
and made request, And said ; ' Now is thy faithful one in need Of thee : arise, and
As leaves, that in the drear autumnal weather Scatter and fall, until the
umbrageous wood All its fair spoils unto the earth doth gather ; Ev'n in like
manner Adam's evil brood 115 That desolate shore abandon one by one, As
falcons by the ...
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LibraryThing ReviewProcura do Utilizador - hopeevey - LibraryThing
This is my first exposure to Dante's writing. I was looking for poetry by a different author when I came across this translation. When I saw the narrator, I decided it was time to read/hear some Dante ... Ler crítica na íntegra
LibraryThing ReviewProcura do Utilizador - antao - LibraryThing
What I love about Dante is how he doesn't invoke the Muses, unlike Homer, or Virgil, and that he goes straight to the heart of the matter, and straight in to the poem, i.e. "In the midway of this our ... Ler crítica na íntegra