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The sweet spring-tide, The birds that round me tuned their matin song, Were
cause of hope that from that speckled hide No harm would spring :7 yet not so
that my dread Return'd not when a Lion8 I espied, 45 That onward came right in
And, as I looked, I saw an ensign borne Aloft, and whirling round and round — it
ran So swiftly that all rest it seem'd to scorn. And after it there came so long a train
55 Of spirits that I could never have believed That Death so vast a multitude had ...
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 ...
Thus onward to the light we paced along, Speaking of things now best in silence
hid, However spoken well those scenes among. t Unto a lordly castle's foot we
came, Seven times with lofty walls encompass'd round, Defended by a fair ...
Thus round that circling road we wound our way, Conversing more than I can
here repeat : We gain'd the pathway that conducts below : There found we Plutus,
10 the arch-enemy. 115 8 The Aristotelian philosophy. Metaph. iv. 16.
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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