Dante's Divine Comedy: The First Part, Hell, Tr. in the Metre of the Original with Notes

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J.W. Parker, 1854 - 246 páginas
 

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Página 180 - Come, my friends, Tis not too late to seek a newer world. Push off, and sitting well in order smite The sounding furrows; for my purpose holds To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths Of all the western stars, until I die. It may be that the gulfs will wash us down: It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles, And see the great Achilles, whom we knew. Tho' much is taken, much abides; and tho...
Página 180 - I am a part of all that I have met; Yet all experience is an arch wherethro' Gleams that untravell'd world, whose margin fades 20 For ever and for ever when I move.
Página 179 - ND thou, O matron of immortal fame, /\ Here dying, to the shore hast left thy name; ^ • Cajeta still the place is call'd from thee, The nurse of great ^Eneas
Página 111 - A gentle sound, an awful light! Three Angels bear the Holy Grail; With folded feet, in stoles of white, On sleeping wings they sail. Ah, blessed vision! blood of God! My spirit beats her mortal bars, As down dark tides, the glory slides, And starlike mingles with the stars. When on my goodly charger borne Thro' dreaming towns I go, The cock crows ere the Christmas morn, The streets are dumb with snow.
Página viii - Unhurt by southern show'rs or northern hail, They spread their gems, the genial warmth to share, And boldly trust their buds in open air. In this soft season (let me dare to sing) The world was hatch'd by heaven's imperial king, In prime of all the year, and holy-days of spring.
Página 85 - Envye is lavender of the court alway ; For she ne parteth, neither night ne day, Out of the hous of Cesar ; thus seith L)ante ; Who-so that goth, algate she wol nat wante.
Página 193 - is the wife I had reserved for thee. Like thee, she is Guelph ; whilst thou takest one from the enemies of thy church and race." Buondelmonte, dazzled and enamoured, instantly accepted the proffered hand. The Amidei, looked upon his inconstancy as a deep affront. All the noble Ghibeline families of Florence, about twenty-four in number, met, and agreed that he should atone with his life for the offence. Buondelmonte was attacked on the morning of Easter...
Página 193 - Hitherto the magistrates succeeded in maintaining peace, and one of the objects of the leagues was to preserve it ; but, in 1215, a Guelph noble of the upper Vale of Arno, named Buondelmonte, who had been made citizen of Florence, demanded in marriage a young person of the Ghibeline house of Amidei, and was accepted. While the nuptials were in preparation, a noble lady of the family Donati stopped Buondelmonte as he passed her door, and, bringing him into the room where her women were at work, raised...
Página 14 - ... penalty of opposition ; as is well pictured by the great Italian poet, when, among the saddest on the banks of Acheron — rending the air with outcries of torment, shrieks of anger, and smiting of hands — he finds the troop of dreary souls who had been ciphers only in the great conflicts of life : " Mingled with whom, of their disgrace the proof, Are the vile angels who did not rebel, Nor kept their faith to God, but stood aloof.
Página 193 - Buondelmonte, dazzled and enamoured, instantly accepted the proffered hand. The Amidei, looked upon his inconstancy as a deep affront. All the noble Ghibeline families of Florence, about twenty-four in number, met, and agreed that he should atone with his life for the offence. Buondelmonte was attacked on the morning of Easter Sunday, just as he had passed the Ponte Vecchio, on horseback, and killed at the foot of the statue of Mars, which still stood there. Forty-two families of the Guelph partymet...

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