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I cried out, ' whate'er 65 Thou art, or living man, or shade undone.' He made
response ; ' Not living man, tho' once Terrestrial air I drew — Italian-born Of
Lombard ancestors in Mantua fair, When mightiest Julius did the world adorn : 70
I lived ...
If rightly from thy language I conclude,' The shade of that great-minded one
replied, ' Thy spirit is with cowardice imbued ; 45 Which oft-times leadeth men to
turn aside In gloom of soul from loftiest enterprise, Like restive beasts with
Gazing till I their lineaments perceived, I saw the shade 20 THE INFERNO.
Gazing till I their lineaments perceived, I saw the shade of him whose cowardice
Of Peter's glorious throne himself bereaved.1 60 Forthwith I knew with certainty
that this Was the vile herd of caitiff souls that were Hateful to God and to His ...
He took from us the shade of our first parent, 55 With that of Abel, and his who '
scaped the flood, Moses the lawgiver obedient, Abram the patriarch, and royal
David, Israel, with his father, and his children, And Rachel, for whose sake so
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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