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Thus hurrying down the shelter'd ground to reach Before my wearied eyes
appeared one Who thro' long silence seem'd bereft of speech.10 When I descried
him in the desert lone, ' Have pity on me ! ' I cried out, ' whate'er 65 Thou art, or
Brighter than the star of even 55 Her eyes were gleaming when she thus began
With angel voice in the sweet speech of heaven ; " O gentle spirit of the Mantuan,
Whose name on earth with deathless glory blended Shall live for aye thro' time's
... very piteous, who bestow'd Her aid, and courteous thou, who did'st obey So
soon the true words from her lips that flow'd. 135 So doth thy precious speech my
fear allay, That all my heart is longing to fulfil Its first resolve this journey to essay.
Descend we now to the blind world below ; ' My Teacher thus his speech all pale
as death Began, ' I first, thou after me.' And I, 15 Who had remark'd his pallid hue,
forthwith Replied ; ' How shall I go, if thou dost fear, Whose strength alone my ...
And then I turn'd to them, and thus again 115 My speech renewed ; ' Francesca,
thy afflictions Bring tears of grief and pity to mine eyes. But tell me — at the time of
those sweet sighs How happen'd it that Love enabled you Each other's dubious ...
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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