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Now, pondering, clear My mind discerns that thou thro' Heaven's grace Wilt follow
me thy Guide ordain'd to bear Thee hence into an everlasting place, Where thou
wilt hear the shriekings of despair, 115 And see the ancient spirits rack'd with ...
Thou tell'st how Silvius' great sire,1 while he Was yet corruptible, unto the place
Immortal went, and was there sensibly. 15 Now, that the Enemy of all ill such
grace On him bestow'd, measuring the high effect That was to ensue therefrom —
Lucia, foe to every cruel deed,10 100 Bestirr'd herself, and came unto the place
Where I with the ancient Rachel sat, and said ; ' O Beatrice,11 in whom Heaven's
special grace Abounds, why aid'st thou not who lovèd thee So well, renouncing ...
105 And then, loud wailing all, with echoing pace To that accursed shore in
heaps they roll, That waits each mortal man who spurn'd Heaven's grace.
Demonian Charon's eyes of blazing coal Beckon them on ; he marshals all
together ; 110 ...
The heathen, having had no divine law, and the unbaptized, lacking divine grace,
had not ' sinned ' in the technical theological sense of the term. This, I presume, is
the meaning of the Poet. Response, and said ; ' New in this state was CANTO ...
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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