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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 sleep that bound my head was broken by A thunder peal so loud that I
sprung up, As one that is awaken'd forcibly. Uplifted on my feet I moved around
My rested eyes, and looked with eagerness, 5 To ascertain the place wherein I
Thus downward from the foremost circle I went Into the second, that lesser space
surroundeth, And greater pain, which goads to loud lament. There with his grin
terrific Minos standeth, Examineth offences at the gate, 5 Judgeth, and doometh,
Thereon the notes of woe began to sound 25 Nearer and yet more near, till we
alight There where loud anguish smites upon the ear. I found me in a place void
of all light, That moaneth as the troubled ocean moaneth, When roused in conflict
Not without first wide circuit made we came Unto a place where with loud voice
the pilot 80 ' Out with you ! ' cried to us, ' the gate is here.' More than a thousand
thronging there I saw — Spirits rain'd down from heaven — who were saying ...
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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