75 Why lingerest thou where grovelling cares annoy 1 What hinders thee to scale
the beauteous mountain, Which is the source and giver of all joy ? ' ' Art thou then
Virgil, that perennial fountain, Whence welleth out of speech so large a rivet 1 ...
thou 85 Alone, for 'twas from thee I won the fair Style that with honour's wreath
adorns my brow. Yon wolf, that made me turn, still hovering there Thou seest :
save me from her, renownèd sage, Whose presence shakes each pulse, each
Now, pondering, clear My mind discerns that thou thro' Heaven's grace Wilt follow
me thy Guide ordain'd to bear Thee hence into an everlasting place, Where thou
wilt hear the shriekings of despair, 115 And see the ancient spirits rack'd with ...
For that dread Emperor, who reigns on high, Suffers me not — for that I did rebel
125 Against His law 16 — within the empyreal sky To lead thee. There in lofty
citadel Enthronèd He the universe doth sway. Oh, blest are they with Him elect to
... to turn aside In gloom of soul from loftiest enterprise, Like restive beasts with
shadows terrified. That thou may'st purge this film from off thine eyes, Thou shalt
what brought me hither understand, 50 And how I learn'd with thee to sympathise.
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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