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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
Of other bards ! now may the long endeavour And the deep love with which I
ponder'd thro' Thy sacred page avail me ! Thou wert ever My Master and my chief
Inspirer ! — thou 85 Alone, for 'twas from thee I won the fair Style that with
Not of the earth or earthly vanities, But wisdom, virtue, love his food shall be : '
Twixt either Feltro13 his dominion lies. 105 Deliverer of down-fallen Italy,14 For
whom died brave Camilla, virgin pure, Turnus, Euryalus, and Nisus — he Thro' ...
And thou shalt see those others, who are fain In fire to purge them, hopeful in the
end Among the Blessed entrance to obtain. 120 Unto whose glory if thou would'st
ascend, Another soul 15 must come worthier than I : Thither with her may'st ...
30 That I the attempt should make — who sanctioneth ? I am not Paul, nor
Rome's ancestral sage. Equal who deemeth me the paths of death To traverse 1
On that uncouth pilgrimage For me to go were a fond task and vain : 35 Wise are
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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