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.
... allowed myself to deviate to any considerable extent from the words of Dante,
unless it has appeared to me that such deviation is better calculated than a more
literal rendering to express either the full meaning or the harmony of the original,
522. 15 Beatrice, the daughter of Folco Portinari, whom Dante met for the first
time in A.D. 1274, when he was nine years old. He describes this meeting and its
effect upon him at the opening of ' La vita nuova.' 16 Dante's words, ' ribellante
Seëst thou not how on the brimming river With death he strives, where the
resounding sea Loseth its glory 1 ' Child of earth was never More swift to follow
gain or loss to fly 1 to Than I hearing those words from realms for ever Blissful ...
120 Why then, oh why let cowardice retard Thy lingering steps, nor rather
entertain Boldness of soul meet for this labour hard — Seeing how those three
blessed ones are fain To care for thee within the court of heaven, 125 And my
words bid ...
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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