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So brought to silence were the three foul throats Of demon Cerberus, who dins
alway The souls until they fain would lose the sense Of ... Thou who Art borne
thro' this infernal pit,' he said 40 To me, ' bethink thee who I am, if yet Thou can'st.
I answer'd swift ; ' With wailing and with tears, Accursed spirit ! may'st thou e'er
remain : I know thee yet, all grimed as thou ... Then I ; ' Master, it would rejoice my
soul To see him soused within this bestial slush, Ere we alight from off the pool.
Thereon Suddenly to his feet he sprang, and cried ; ' How said'st thou " held in
light esteem ? " Lives he Not then ? Falls not Heaven's ... he would naturally be
hostile to the teaching of Virgil, the poet of the Empire. ' And if,' said he, his former
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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