And a She-wolf, 9 whose leanness seem'd to be Full fraught with all inordinate
desire, 50 And many a soul had fill'd with misery, Wrought in my spirit such
confusion dire — So fearfully her grisly form did show — That I all hope resign'd
Thus hurrying down the shelter'd ground to reach Before my wearied eyes
appeared one Who thro' long silence seem'd bereft of speech.10 When I descried
him in the desert lone, ' Have pity on me ! ' I cried out, ' whate'er 65 Thou art, or
And, as I looked, I saw an ensign borne Aloft, and whirling round and round — it
ran So swiftly that all rest it seem'd to scorn. And after it there came so long a train
55 Of spirits that I could never have believed That Death so vast a multitude had ...
People were there with still and thoughtful faces ; Of great authority they seem'd
to be, Speaking but seldom, with melodious voices. We then withdrew to an open
place, that lay 115 Upon one side, lofty and filled with light, Whence we the ...
Onward o'er the spirits, that lay Prostrate beneath the rain, we went, and placed
35 Our steps on shadowy forms that substance seem'd. They lay diffused upon
the ground — all who Were there, save one, who raised himself to sit, When he ...
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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
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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