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5 Envy. Inf. vi, 50, 74 ; xv. 68. Otherwise, with Longfellow, and others, Worldly
Pleasure. The imagery in verses 31-54 is evidently borrowed from Jeremiah v. 6. '
Wherefore a lion out of the forest shall slay them, a wolf of the evenings ...
20 To whom the Master ; ' Wherefore vainly criest ? It lieth not with thee his
course to stay. 'Tis thus by fate decreed, and will'd where power Effectuates will :
forbear ; and ask no more.' Thereon the notes of woe began to sound 25 Nearer
90 ' Outcasts of heaven, despisèd people ! ' thus Upon the horrid threshold he
began ; 'Whence harbour ye this insolence within Your breasts ? Ah ! wherefore
kick ye against that will Which never can be frustrate of its ends, 95 And ...
... he were 55 Intent to know if any came with me : But, when his surmise was all
spent, with tears He thus exclaim'd ; ' If thro' this prison-house Thou goest by
loftiness of mind, O say — My son — where is he ? and wherefore not with thee ?
120 This said, he vanish'd : I thereon towards The Bard my steps retraced,
pondering the while That mystic speech14 which seem'd to threaten ill. Onward
he moved, and, as we paced along, This question put to me ; ' Wherefore art thou
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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