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90 ' Meet is it thou another pilgrimage Should'st make,' he answer' d, when he
saw my tears, ' Would'st thou escape this desert, and the rage Of yonder beast.11
For whosoe'er appears Upon the slope of this delightful hill, 95 Hindering his ...
Then, bending forward further to explore, 70 I saw much folk by a broad river's
stream ; Whereat I said ; ' Master, now let thy lore Unfold who these are, and what
makes them seem So eager to embark those waves upon, As I discern by yonder
The Master then to me in brief began ; 85 ' Mark him with yonder falchion in his
hand, Who comes before three others as their chief. 'Tis Homer, sovran poet :
after him Horace the satirist in haste comes on : The third is Ovid, and the last is ...
Thus having heard the experienced Guide recount 70 By name the knights and
dames of ancient time, My grief o'ercame me, and I almost swoon'd. At length I
spake thus ; ' Poet, I would fain Converse with yonder pair, 3 who come together,
I had been But short time of the flesh despoil'd, when she 25 Made me to pass
thro' yonder wall, to raise A spirit from the sphere where Judas lies. That is the
lowest place, and most obscure, And furthest from the heaven that circleth all.
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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