Dante: An Elementary Book for Those who Seek in the Great Poet the Teacher of Spiritual Life

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Yale University Press, 1918 - Spiritual life in literature - 187 pages
 

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Page 125 - So dear to Heaven is saintly chastity, That, when a soul is found sincerely so, A thousand liveried angels lackey her, Driving far off each thing of sin and guilt...
Page 20 - Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, And walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, Walking and mincing as they go, And making a tinkling with their feet...
Page 156 - Ye adulterers and adulteresses know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God ? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
Page 17 - Ahi serva Italia, di dolore ostello, Nave senza nocchiero in gran tempesta, Non donna di provincie, ma bordello.
Page 95 - Glory to God in the highest; and on earth peace to men of good will.
Page 81 - And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient.
Page 153 - I walked abroad alone, in a solitary place in my father's pasture, for contemplation. And as I was walking there, and looking up on the sky and clouds, there came into my mind so sweet a sense of the glorious majesty and grace of God, that I know not how to express.
Page 145 - I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago (whether in the body I cannot tell; or whether out of the body I cannot tell: God knoweth); such an one caught up to the third heaven. And I knew such a man (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth); How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.
Page 35 - Guido, i' vorrei che tu e Lapo ed io fossimo presi per incantamento, e messi in un vasel ch'ad ogni vento per mare andasse al voler vostro e mio...
Page 76 - E che gente , che par nel duol s vinta ? Ed egli a me : Questo misero modo Tengon 1' anime triste di coloro, Che visser senza infamia e senza lodo. Mischiate sono a quel cattivo coro Degli angeli che non furon ribelli, N fur fedeli a Dio, ma per s foro. Cacciarli i ciel per non esser men belli, N lo profondo inferno gli riceve, Che alcuna gloria i rei avrebber d

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