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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
Here ending her discourse, she bent on mine I Her glowing eyes weeping, that I
was made More eager to obey her voice divine. And so to thee I came, and
brought thee aid Against the fierceness of the beast that barr'd The readiest way
... drear autumnal weather Scatter and fall, until the umbrageous wood All its fair
spoils unto the earth doth gather ; Ev'n in like manner Adam's evil brood 115 That
desolate shore abandon one by one, As falcons by the fowler's voice pursued.
75 ' The blaze of fame,' he forthwith made response, ' Which sounds their praises
in the world above, Gains grace in heaven, which thus exalteth them.' Suddenly
thro' the gloom a voice was heard ; ' All honour to the bard of loftiest strain : 80 ...
... till they Approach nearer to us : then summon them By that love which is theirs,
and they will come.' Soon as the wind bore them to where we stood, I lifted up my
voice ; ' O wearied ones, 80 Come hither, and speak with us, if nought forbids.
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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