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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
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
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, ...
But tell me — at the time of those sweet sighs How happen'd it that Love enabled
you Each other's dubious wish to recognise V 120 And she replied ; ' There is no
greater sorrow Than recollecting times of happiness In misery : and this thy ...
Those spirits mire-ingulf d ; ' All gloom were we In the sweet air illumin'd by the
sun, Stifling our souls within with slothful fumes ; Now we have gloom in the black
pool undone.' This they repeat with gurgling sound within 125 Their throats, but ...
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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