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Art thou then Virgil, that perennial fountain, Whence welleth out of speech so
large a rivet 1 ' 80 I answer'd all abash'd. ' O light and glory 8 Pride. 9 Avarice. 10
This line is said to refer to the neglect of classical literature in Italy during the dark
90 ' Meet is it thou another pilgrimage Should'st make,' he answer' d, when he
saw my tears, ' Would'st thou escape this desert, and the rage Of yonder beast.11
For whosoe'er appears Upon the slope of this delightful hill, 95 Hindering his ...
I answer'd swift ; ' With wailing and with tears, Accursed spirit ! may'st thou e'er
remain : I know thee yet, all grimed as thou art.' Then towards the bark he stretch'
d out both his hands ; 40 Whereat the Master caught and thrust him back, Saying,
'If they Were driven forth, yet did they from all parts Return/ I answer'd swift, ' once
and again ! 50 But yours it seems have yet that art to learn.' Then rose there to the
view — but not beneath The chin disclosed — near where he stood — the ...
60 To whom I answer'd ; ' Of myself I come not, But led by him who tarries there —
one whom Perhaps thy Guido5 held in light esteem.' His language and his mode
of punishment Already had reveal'd to me his name ; 65 Whence my response ...
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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