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... to turn aside In gloom of soul from loftiest enterprise, Like restive beasts with
shadows terrified. That thou may'st purge this film from off thine eyes, Thou shalt
what brought me hither understand, 50 And how I learn'd with thee to sympathise.
... glory 1 ' Child of earth was never More swift to follow gain or loss to fly 1 to
Than I hearing those words from realms for ever Blissful descended thro' the
ample sky, Relying on that eloquence of thine, Thy glory and theirs who hear its
3 ' Turn thee behind, and close thine eyes, for if 55 The Gorgon once appear, and
thou behold, For thee will be no journeying up to light.' So spake my Guide, nor
rested there, but turn'd Me round himself, nor on my hands relied, But with his ...
Soon as I came before his tomb, a while 40 At me he gazed, and then with lips of
scorn Demanded thus J ' What ancestry was thine ? ' I, who was all desirous to
obey, Conceal'd them not, but straight unfolded all ; Whence he his eye-brows ...
And if,' said he, his former speech renewing, ' They have but ill acquired that art of
thine, More than this fiery couch that thought torments me. But ere the face of her
who ruleth here 6 Hath been refill'd with light the fiftieth time, So Thou shalt ...
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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