A Comment on the Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri, Vol. 1 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from A Comment on the Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri, Vol. 1

It is perhaps difficult to find a subject in English on which some one has not already written Yet a commentator on Dante has this advantage; and may fearlessly tell his reader use my book until you can find a better.' To a man who has reason to be diffident, such is no small encouragement. A long residence in Italy I have lived in it for several years and am likely to continue and many consequent. Facilities might render me fitter for my under taking than my competitors, if I had any; and I am entirely unconscious of having any. My undertaking is a detailed comment on the Dr vrxa Common a work that embraces a greater variety of matter, than any other poem that has been ever written The Iliad and Odyssey and the Aeneid have been commented over and over again in a great many languages; and to whatever extent those comments were perfect, or imperfect, the world has always received them vn'llingly, and looked to themw'

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