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I thus broke silence ; ' Poet, that dost guide me, 10 Weigh well my merit, if it
sufficient be, Ere thou unto this perilous pass confide me. Thou tell'st how Silvius'
great sire,1 while he Was yet corruptible, unto the place Immortal went, and was ...
... pleaseth me so well, That were it done forthwith 'twere all too late : 80 No need
thy purpose more to unfold — but tell The reason why thou dost not hesitate To
venture down into this central gloom, Who longest to regain thy blessed seat ?
And I, 15 Who had remark'd his pallid hue, forthwith Replied ; ' How shall I go, if
thou dost fear, Whose strength alone my wavering comforteth ? ' And he return'd ;
' The anguish of the souls That are down here pourtrays upon my face 20 That ...
Said the good Master then ; ' Dost thou forbear To ask what spirits are these that
here thou seest ? Yet would I have thee know, ere thou draw near, These have
not sinn'd : 1 and, if they have their merits, 'Tis not enough, for, being unbaptised,
... Made answer thus ; ' Vainly thou dost surmise : CANTO VII. 49.
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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