Dante by V. Sardou & E. Moreau: To be Presented at Drury Lane Theatre by Henry Irving

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G. Bell and sons, 1903 - 26 pages
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Page 5 - Dante speaks to the noble, the pure and great, in all times and places. Neither does he grow obsolete, as the other does. Dante burns as a pure star, fixed there in the firmament, at which the great and the high of all ages kindle themselves : he is the possession of all the chosen of the world for uncounted time.
Page 19 - I made of me when pain o'ercame me: it rolled me along its banks and over its bed, then covered and wrapped me with its spoils." "Pray, when thou shalt return to the world, and art rested from thy long journey...
Page 17 - Thou shalt abandon everything beloved most dearly ; this is the arrow which the bow of exile shall first shoot. Thou shalt make trial of how salt doth taste another's bread, and how hard the path to descend and mount upon another's stair.
Page 22 - But thou, why returnest thou to such disquiet? why ascendest not the delectable mountain, which is the beginning and the cause of all gladness?" "Art thou then that Virgil, and that fountain which pours abroad so rich a stream of speech?" I answered him, with bashful front. "O glory, and light of other poets! May the long zeal avail me, and the great love, that made me search thy volume. Thou art my master and my author; thou alone...
Page 9 - Beatrice, beof either, but the rather a deepening of their guilt, to admit that "the events are partly invented by the dramatists, partly historical"; that "our Dante is not the historical Dante"; and that "Gemma is a character entirely created by the imagination of the dramatists, who, nevertheless, are not alone in giving an illegitimate child to Dante,, for certain critics, rightly or wrongly, have cast doubts on the legitimacy of Dante's daughter Beatrice.
Page 22 - ... uscendo fuor della profonda notte (Purg., i, 43); but which has "been led to love the Good beyond which is nought that may be aspired " — ad amar lo bene di la dal qual non ea che s'aspiri (Purg., xxxi, 23). It is this humanity — the Church Triumphant — that will, in Eternity, be able to say of the Magisterium and Regimen of the Church what Dante says in his farewell words, of Beatrice : Thou hast drawn me from a slave to...
Page 6 - Dante is not the historical Dante; it is the moral Dante. . . . We have taken him in his full grandeur as a symbol of liberty. It was this conception of the hero that we...

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