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Otherwise the passage is directly at variance with the statement in Canto iv., that
the spirits in Limbo, of whom Virgil was one, had not ' sinned.' See Cant. iv, 34, &c
. Escape, lead thou me where thou said'st, that so These s THE INFERNO.
... misery Touches me not, this restless quenchless flame.6 The Lunar sphere of
the Ptolemaic system. The ' hopeless desire ' of the spirits in Limbo. Canto iv. 42
A saint7 there is above, so piteously Bewails this hindrance8 l4 THE INFERNO.
The Poets descend into the first circle of Hell, or Limbo, wherein are placed the
spirits of those, who, not having sinned in the theological sense, have yet, owing
to their want of baptism, come short of salvation ; and also of those, who, having ...
Said the good Master then ; ' Dost thou forbear To ask what spirits are these that
here thou seest ? ... Great sorrow then my heart possess'd, Soon as I heard,
because I knew that souls Of highest worth were in that Limbo placed. 45 And '
Dante, alarmed at the language in which his Guide, after expressing his
confidence in their ultimate triumph over the devils, suggested for a moment the
opposite alternative, enquires whether the spirits in Limbo ever descended into
the lower ...
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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