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Then tranquillized a little was the fear That in the deep lake of my heart 3 had lain
20 All that long night of anguish and despair. And like as one forth from the sea's
domain Escaped unto the shore with labouring breath Turns back and gazes at ...
Whereto my Guide ; ' Fret not thyself in vain, Charon, for so 'tis will'd where will
and might 95 Are one : nor seek his going to restrain.' Then were the shaggy jaws
dumb-founder'd quite Of the grim pilot of the livid lake, Who round his eyes had ...
Gloomy and dark those waters were — more dark Than purple : we with them
found entrance soon Into a pathway strange, that downward bore 105 Our steps
towards a lake, whose name is Styx, Form'd by this rueful streamlet when it gains
There was also a third light on the other side of the lake. This announced the
approach of the Ferryman. A boat arrives in charge of Phlegyas, who in his
lifetime had burnt the temple of Apollo, and whose function it now was to convey
the souls ...
He replied ; ' Over the dun 10 Waters already may'st thou note what comes Apace
, if the lake-fumes conceal it not' Ne'er leapt the winged arrow from the string Or
ran its course more swiftly thro' the air Than I descried a little vessel there 15 ...
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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
LibraryThing ReviewProcura do Utilizador - antao - LibraryThing
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