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'Twas I who sang the lay Of just Anchises' son, who came from Troy, When Ilium's
proud towers in ashes lay. 75 Why lingerest thou where grovelling cares annoy 1
What hinders thee to scale the beauteous mountain, Which is the source and ...
thou 85 Alone, for 'twas from thee I won the fair Style that with honour's wreath
adorns my brow. Yon wolf, that made me turn, still hovering there Thou seest :
save me from her, renownèd sage, Whose presence shakes each pulse, each
'Twas thus he enter'd, thus he made me enter The foremost circle that surrounds
the Abyss. Within, far as the listening ear could hear, 25 No wailing sound arose,
save that of sighs Alone, that shook the everlasting air, Of sorrow born, without ...
And many times that tale our eyes made dim 130 With tears, and paled our
cheeks ; but 'twas one place Alone that vanquish'd us : for when we came To
where it was narrated how that fair Enchanting face was kiss'd by one so fond, So
... my distress, for we shall win, Whate'er defences are prepared within. This
insolence of theirs is nothing new ; 'Twas shown CANTO VIII. 59.
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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
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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