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15 Eyes fiery red — black matted beard beneath His visage grim — huge paunch
— and talon'd hands — He flays the souls, and tears them limb from limb. They
howl like dogs beneath the drenching rain, With one side making shelter for 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 ...
For the wide-wasting vice of gluttony I welter, as thou seest, beneath the rain :
Nor is it thus with me alone, but all 55 These hapless souls unto like pain are
doom'd For like offence.' He ended here, and I Thus made response ; ' Ciacco,
For all the gold beneath the moon, and all That ever was, for these poor weary
souls 65 Could never gain one moment of repose.' ' Master,' I said, ' be pleased
also to unfold To me — this Fortune — who she is, by whom The good things of
My Guide then spake ; ' Here, O my son, thou seest 115 The spirits of those whom
anger overcame : And I would have thee know for certain that Beneath this water
there are souls whose sighing Makes heave the bubbling surface, as thou ...
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LibraryThing ReviewProcura do Utilizador - TheIdleWoman - LibraryThing
The primary virtue of the Oxford / Sinclair edition is the parallel text, which means that you can both appreciate the beauty of Dante's original, and make sure that you miss none of the finer points ... Ler crítica na íntegra
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I have finally read the Inferno and if I am going to be honest, I'm not sure what all the fuss is about. Not being a student of Italian literature and having read Clive James' English translation ... Ler crítica na íntegra