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Ceasèd she then, and I took up the word ; 75 ' O sovran Lady, by whose aid
alone The feeble race of mánkind doth excel All else contain'd within heaven's
lesser zone,5 This thy commandment pleaseth me so well, That were it done
Gazing till I their lineaments perceived, I saw the shade of him whose cowardice
Of Peter's glorious throne himself bereaved.1 60 Forthwith I knew with certainty
that this Was the vile herd of caitiff souls that were Hateful to God and to His ...
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 ...
75 ' The blaze of fame,' he forthwith made response, ' Which sounds their praises
in the world above, Gains grace in heaven, which thus exalteth them.' Suddenly
thro' the gloom a voice was heard ; ' All honour to the bard of loftiest strain : 80 ...
When Cerberus, the great worm, us descried, He open'd wide his mouths, and
show'd his fangs, And shook in every limb : whereat my Guide Stooping forthwith
stretch'd out his hands, and took 25 Of that foul earth, and flung whole handfuls ...
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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