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... as ' le lac agité de mon cceur ; ' and by Longfellow as ' the deep mountain tarn
of his heart, dark with its own depth, and the shadows hanging over it.' So did my
spirit, that still sank beneath 25 Its 2 THE INFERNO.
So did my spirit, that still sank beneath 25 Its anguish, backward turn to view the
place Wherein none else entering had 'scaped from death. I stay'd a while to rest
my weariness; Then, moving gradual o'er a gentle rise,4 My way I took thro' that ...
Sighings, and moans, and piercing shrieks were here Resounding thro' the
starless air beneath, That I upon the threshold wept to hear. Tongues divers,
speeches foul, of human breath, 25 Each utterance of pain and wrath that telleth,
With that the dismal land beneath my feet 130 Shook with such violence, that yet
again The awful memory floods my limbs with sweat. A gust of wind swept thro'
the tear-sown glen ; Vermilion lightning flash'd along the deep, Bereaving me of ...
... that lay 115 Upon one side, lofty and filled with light, Whence we the whole
surrounding scene could view. There on the smooth enamell'd green beneath
Were shown to me the famous spirits of old, Whom yet my heart exulteth to have
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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