112.— For " I co aid not hear the words, &c. Read — " I could not hear his parley ;
but he stood Not long with them in conference before They all ran back pell-mell
within the walls." Page 68, v. 6. — For " longing wish " read — " deep desires.
Then tranquillized a little was the fear That in the deep lake of my heart 3 had lain
20 All that long night of anguish and despair. And like as one forth from the sea's
domain Escaped unto the shore with labouring breath Turns back and gazes at ...
... the emerald steep 'gan rise, A Leopard5 light of foot, quick-moving, gay With
speckled skin, unto my wondering eyes Appear'd, nor vanish'd, rather did my way
Perplex and hinder so that many a time 35 I turnèd to go back in deep dismay.
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
Now day declined, and Night with dusky wing Descending lull'd to rest the labour
-wearied Creatures of earth, when I alone prepared Myself to endure heart-
piercing agony — The terrors of the wild tempestuous way — 5 Deep graven on
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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