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allegory Augustine Beatrice Beatrice Portinari beauty beginning behold blessedness Boccaccio Brunetto Latini called canto Christ ciel Commedia consciousness D. G. Rossetti Dante says Dante's darkness death Divine Comedy divine grace donna earth earthly Emperor English eternal exile eyes feel Florence Florentine friends gentle Giovanni Giovanni Villani God's grace Guido Guido Cavalcanti hath heart heaven Hell Holy hope human Inferno Italian Italian language Italy Jacopo lady language Latin learned Leonardo Bruni light literal living look Lord manifest matter meaning mind mondo mystics occhi pain Paradise passion peace philosophy Pier della Vigna pleasure poem poet poetry Pope prayer presence pride Provencal Purg Purgatory purified Ravenna reader righteousness salutation scholars seek seems sonnet Sordello soul sphere spiritual sweet tells terza rima Thee theology things Thou shalt thought translation truth turned universal unto verse Virgil vision Vita Nuova words wrote youth
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 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 è, che par nel duol sì 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, Né fur fedeli a Dio, ma per sé foro. Cacciarli i ciel per non esser men belli, Né lo profondo inferno gli riceve, Che alcuna gloria i rei avrebber d