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Brighter than the star of even 55 Her eyes were gleaming when she thus began
With angel voice in the sweet speech of heaven ; " O gentle spirit of the Mantuan,
Whose name on earth with deathless glory blended Shall live for aye thro' time's
Eternal Justice did my being ordain : Power, Wisdom, Love, supreme primeval
Trine, 5 Ere yet the perishable world began, The lofty fabric rear'd with art divine.
With things eternal I endure eterne. O ye who enter, every hope resign , In dusky
30 And 'Say,' I thus began with error clouded, ' Say, Master, what tumultuous
sounds amaze Mine ear, and who are these in sorrow shrouded ? ' Whereto he
made response ; ' Here thou survey'st The c 2 CANTO III. 19 In dusky colouring ...
Descend we now to the blind world below ; ' My Teacher thus his speech all pale
as death Began, ' I first, thou after me.' And I, 15 Who had remark'd his pallid hue,
forthwith Replied ; ' How shall I go, if thou dost fear, Whose strength alone my ...
Great sorrow then my heart possess'd, Soon as I heard, because I knew that
souls Of highest worth were in that Limbo placed. 45 And ' Tell me, O my lord— O
Master, tell ; ' Thus I began, that I might of that Faith Be assured, which every error
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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