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In dusky colouring traced I could discern 10 Over a gate these words ; whereat I
said 'Ah ! Master, for their sense is dark and stern.' But he as one who all my
thought had read ; ' Here must thou each misgiving leave behind, And every
Then, bending forward further to explore, 70 I saw much folk by a broad river's
stream ; Whereat I said ; ' Master, now let thy lore Unfold who these are, and what
makes them seem So eager to embark those waves upon, As I discern by yonder
When they awhile had held discourse among Themselves, to me with courteous
salute They turn'd ; whereat the gentle Master smiled. And greater honour yet
than this they show'd ioo To me, for of their train they made me one ; And I was
... lays Drift thro' the air in far extending train ; So came they uttering long drawn
wailings drear — Those shadows urged by the wild hurricane : Whereat I said ; '
O Master, who are these 50 Spirits whom the black whirlwind scourges thus ?
When Cerberus, the great worm, us descried, He open'd wide his mouths, and
show'd his fangs, And shook in every limb : whereat my Guide Stooping forthwith
stretch'd out his hands, and took 25 Of that foul earth, and flung whole handfuls ...
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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