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112.— For " I co aid not hear the words, &c. Read — " I could not hear his parley ;
but he stood Not long with them in conference before They all ran back pell-mell
within the walls." Page 68, v. 6. — For " longing wish " read — " deep desires.
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 ...
... Fortune unbefriended, Is so perplex'd on the wild desert way That he thro' fear
his onward course hath ended : And now perchance hath gone so far astray That
I to rescue him have risen in vain 65 From what I hear the ethereal people say.
... glory 1 ' Child of earth was never More swift to follow gain or loss to fly 1 to
Than I hearing those words from realms for ever Blissful descended thro' the
ample sky, Relying on that eloquence of thine, Thy glory and theirs who hear its
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,
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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