The Divina Commedia of Dante

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Smith, Elder & Company, 1870 - Italian poetry - 430 pages
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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 246 - Arnaut, que plor, e vai chantan Con si tost vei la passada folor; E vei iauzen lo iorn, que
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,
Page 90 - And on the ground the dewy frost pourtrays The image of her sister blanch and bright, But soon in her soft feathery film decays: The villager, whose fodder fails him quite, Rises, and looks around, and sees the plains All

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