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O'er this we pass'd with ease as on dry ground : Thro' seven gates I enter'd with
those sages : no A meadow of fresh green within we found. People were there
with still and thoughtful faces ; Of great authority they seem'd to be, Speaking but
Then, as two doves that by desire call'd With moveless wings outspread to their
sweet nest Float thro' the air by longing hearts impell'd ; Forth from the crowd
where Dido was they pass'd, 85 They came to us thro' the dun air malign, ...
We pass'd within the deep wide moats, with which That melancholy land is
compass'd round, The walls thereof seem'd built of gleaming steel. Not without
first wide circuit made we came Unto a place where with loud voice the pilot 80 '
75 As frogs in presence of the water-snake, Their foe, fly frighted, shoaling thro'
the waves, Till 'neath the sheltering mould they vanish all ; More than a thousand
ruin'd spirits there I saw thus flying before One, who pass'd 80 Across the ...
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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