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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
120 Unto whose glory if thou would'st ascend, Another soul 15 must come
worthier than I : Thither with her may'st thou thy footsteps wend. For that dread
Emperor, who reigns on high, Suffers me not — for that I did rebel 125 Against
His law 16 ...
Escape, lead thou me where thou said'st, that so These eyes may see where
Peter sits enshrined In glory, and those spirits whelm'd in woe.' 135 Then movèd
he, and I held on behind. 20 CANTO II. Lo giorno se n' andava. ARGUMENT.
By this descent, made famous in thy story, 25 He learn'd the sure foundation how
to lay Of his success, and of the Papal glory. 2 1 /Eneas. '* .rEneid vi. 889-894.
Election's vessel s did this path essay, To gather confirmation . CANTO II ...
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
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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