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He offers himself to guide the Poet through Hell and Purgatory. Beatrice would be
his guide into Paradise. On life's mid-way — ere half my days were o'er — All in a
darksome wood1 I roved astray, Wherein the way of truth was seen no more.
Now, pondering, clear My mind discerns that thou thro' Heaven's grace Wilt follow
me thy Guide ordain'd to bear Thee hence into an everlasting place, Where thou
wilt hear the shriekings of despair, 115 And see the ancient spirits rack'd with ...
I thus broke silence ; ' Poet, that dost guide me, 10 Weigh well my merit, if it
sufficient be, Ere thou unto this perilous pass confide me. Thou tell'st how Silvius'
great sire,1 while he Was yet corruptible, unto the place Immortal went, and was ...
Now let us go, for we have both one will. Thou art my guide, my lord and master
thou.' 140 So said I : then he onward moved, until We reach'd the woody path that
leads below. i8 CANTO III. Per me si va. ARGUMENT. The inscription CANTO II.
ARGUMENT. The inscription over the gate of Hell. Dante and his Guide pass into
a region of unchanging darkness, peopled with those neutral spirits — a vast
multitude — who in their life-time had neither incurred infamy nor merited praise.
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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