When Love Divine those glorious worlds along 40 Their orbits first impell'd. The
sweet spring-tide, The birds that round me tuned their matin song, Were cause of
hope that from that speckled hide No harm would spring :7 yet not so that my ...
Thou therefore rise, and with the golden strain Of thy fair speech give timely aid,
that so He may escape and I have rest again. 'Tis I — 'tis Beatrice who bids thee
go. 7° I come from where I fain would be restored, By love impell'd which makes ...
... self-slain — She, who broke faith with the ashes of Sichaeus : 1 Cleopatra next
to her, luxurious darned Helen I saw, for whom so many years Of wasteful strife
prevail'd ; and great Achilles, 65 Who join'd the fray at last, by love 2 impell'd.
Then, as two doves that by desire call'd With moveless wings outspread to their
sweet nest Float thro' the air by longing hearts impell'd ; Forth from the crowd
where Dido was they pass'd, 85 They came to us thro' the dun air malign, ...
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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