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When I am in the presence of my Lord, I will rehearse thy praise before the throne
. ... 'Tis meet to hold only those things in dread That tend to work another's woe or
shame : All else thou may'st encounter undismay'd. yo I am so framed by God ...
Made answer thus ; ' Vainly thou dost surmise : The ingloriousness wherein their
lives were spent Makes it impossible to ... 60 Now may'st thou learn, my son, of
how short life Those good things are, which Fortune doth control ; For which ...
He replied ; ' Over the dun 10 Waters already may'st thou note what comes Apace
, if the lake-fumes conceal it not' Ne'er leapt the winged arrow from the string Or
ran its course more swiftly thro' the air Than I descried a little vessel there 15 ...
And I replied ; ' I come, but not to stay : But who art thou made thus deform i t and
he ; 35 ' Thou seëst I am one of those in pain.' I answer'd swift ; ' With wailing and
with tears, Accursed spirit ! may'st thou e'er remain : I know thee yet, all grimed ...
But ere the face of her who ruleth here 6 Hath been refill'd with light the fiftieth
time, So Thou shalt behold what ... And — so ma/st thou to the sweet world return
— Say for what cause that state7 in all its laws Pursues my people with such ...
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LibraryThing ReviewProcura do Utilizador - Northlaw - LibraryThing
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
LibraryThing ReviewProcura do Utilizador - lissabeth21 - LibraryThing
Amazing and bizarre. To have lived in a time awhen the fires and ice of hell were as real as the sun rising each day. The horrors of The Inferno were certainly cautionary, but not exactly in keeping with what modernity would deem the correct weight of sins. On to Purgatorio. Ler crítica na íntegra