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answer'd appear'd art thou Beatific Beatrice beauteous behold beneath blest breast bright brow CANTO Chiron Cocytus cried dear didst display'd Divine doth drew e'er earth Eternal face fair fix'd flame gain gainst gaze Geryon glow grace Guide hast hear heard heart Heaven Heavenly hence holy Lady Latian Latium light look look'd Malebolge Malebranche Master mortal mov'd ne'er neath nigh nought numbers o'er pain pass'd Peter Damian Phlegyas Piccarda Pistoia plac'd plain prayer quick rais'd reach'd replied rest round sapience seem'd seen shade shine shone side sight smile song Sordello sore soul spake speak sped speech sphere spirit star Statius stay'd stood sweet tears tell thee thence thine eyes thou dost thou shalt thought thy mind trace true truth turn'd Tuscan Twas tween Virgil voice ween wend whence Wherefore wings words wouldst yonder
Page xiii - He was particularly skilled in the Italian, which he always preferred to the French language, as all the men of letters did at that time in
Page 25 - heareth this: With th' other Primal Creatures, fresh and gay, She rolls her orb, and joys in all her bliss. But down to greater woes let's bend our way: Each star, when I came forth, that mounting shone, Now falls, and time forbids protracted stay.
Page 7 - By me is reach'd the city, doom'd to grieve; “By me, the grief, that must eternal prove; “By me the people lost beyond reprieve. “Justice my mighty Maker first did move; “Th' Omnipotence Divine my structure rear, “The supreme Wisdom, and the primal Love. “Prior to me created only were “Eternal things: eternal I remain: “Despair
Page 61 - Amen,” As quick they vanish'd: wherefore it appear'd Meet to the Master to set forth again. I followed, and we little space had clear'd, When the nigh roar of the descending tide So stunn'd us, that our speech was scarcely heard. Like as that stream, whose separate waters glide By their own channel from
Page 135 - Now art thou under what is the reverse Of that half-sphere, which the dry spacious land O'ercovers, and beneath whose top a curse Once died the Man, who ne'er with sin was stain'd: Now are thy feet upon that minor sphere, Which of Giudecca forms the outer band. Here it is morn, what time ‘tis evening there: And he,
Page xv - CANTO I. AT the mid-stage of human life, estray'd I found me in a wood obscure; the way Guiding aright was lost; and all was shade. Ah, what it was ‘tis hard—how hard—to say, This woodland waste, so piercing sharp and strong; It haunts me
Page 13 - that honour'd name, Which all, in unison, did first recite, Their own renown they worthily proclaim.” The beauteous college thus I saw unite Of that Lord paramount of loftiest style, Who soars above the rest with eagle's flight. Among themselves they parley held awhile; Then
Page 81 - And he had blown his trumpet from behind. CANTO XXII. I HAVE seen horsemen from the camp set out, Form for attack, and muster in full force, And for retreat, it may be, wheel about. Scouts I have seen over your country course,