The Divine comedy of Dante Alighieri (Google eBook)

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Ticknor and Fields, 1867 - 451 pages
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Review: Purgatorio (The Divine Comedy #2)

User Review  - Albert - Goodreads

I started 2013 with this poem and I'm glad I did. What an interesting poem. It's prequel is "Inferno" but I honestly prefer this one. Inferno, was just all about torture and pain and how can things ... Read full review

Review: Purgatorio (The Divine Comedy #2)

User Review  - Jamie Dougherty - Goodreads

Get a commentary. Also, this was fun: http://oyc.yale.edu/italian-language-... Read full review

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Page 330 - And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
Page 310 - But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession, and kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles
Page 343 - And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks ; and in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.
Page 253 - Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you : for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth. 36 While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light.
Page 337 - Which from his darksome passage now appears, And now, divided into four main streams, Runs diverse, wandering many a famous realm And country whereof here needs no account ; But rather to tell how, if Art could tell How, from that sapphire fount the crisped brooks, Rolling on orient pearl and sands of gold, With mazy error under pendent shades Ran nectar, visiting each plant, and fed 240 Flowers worthy of Paradise, which not nice Art In beds and curious knots, but Nature boon Poured forth profuse...
Page 289 - And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding, and answers. And when they saw him they were amazed : and his mother said unto him son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? Behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing.
Page 337 - And all amid them stood the Tree of Life, High eminent, blooming ambrosial fruit Of vegetable gold; and next to life, Our death, the Tree of Knowledge, grew fast by Knowledge of good, bought dear by knowing ill.
Page 357 - While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him. And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid. And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid. And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus only.
Page 275 - A lily of a day Is fairer far, in May, Although it fall and die that night; It was the plant and flower of light. In small proportions we just beauties see; And in short measures life may perfect be.
Page 337 - Thus was this place, A happy rural seat of various view: Groves whose rich trees wept odorous gums and balm; Others whose fruit, burnished with golden rind, Hung amiable Hesperian fables true, If true, here only and of delicious taste. Betwixt them lawns, or level downs, and flocks Grazing the tender herb, were interposed, Or palmy hillock; or the flowery lap Of some irriguous valley spread her store, Flowers of all hue, and without thorn the rose.

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