Dante's Divine Comedy

Dante's Divine Comedy

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...hand, I heard the whirlpool33 make a hideous roaring under us; whereat I stretched my head forth, looking downward.34 Then was I more terror-struck at the descent; Per che il ciel, come appare ancor, si cosse; Ne quando Icaro misero le reni Senti spennar per la scaldata cera, 110 Gridando il padre a lui: Mala via tieni; Che fu la mia, quando vidi ch' io era Nel1' aer d' ogni parte, e vidi spenta Ogni veduta, fuor che della fiera. Ella sen va notando lenta lenta; 115 Ruota, e discende; ma non me n' accorgo, Se non ch' al viso e disotto mi venta. Io sentia gia dalla man destra il gorgo Far sotto noi un orribile stroscio; Per che con gli occhi in giu la testa sporgo. 120 Allor fu' io piu timido alio scoscio: 118. Gorgo, Lat. gurge$. 121. Scoscio, descent, precipice. a7 Gelidd formidine lora remisit. Metam. ii. 200. 38 In the Milky Way, according to the Pythagoreans. Compare Convito, Tr. ii. cap. 15; and Parad. xvi. 99. 39 Rapidi vicinia solis Mollit adoratas, pennarum vincula, ceras Tobuerant cercc: nudos quatit Ule lacertos, &c. Metam. viii. 225. Lit.: "111 way thou keepest." 11 "Saw every sight quenched, except that of the beast;" saw noth-ing but the beast. 32 "It blows on his face," from the circling; and "beneath," or on his feet, from the sinking. 33 Into which the red stream is falling. "On the right hand," indicating that Geryon had turned to the right, and keeps circling down with the rocky precipice on that hand. 34 Lit.: "With eyes downward, my head I stretch." for I saw fires and heard lamentings, so that I shrunk all trembling. And then I saw--what I had not seen before--the sinking and the wheeling,35 through the great evils which drew near on diverse sides. As the...show more

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  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 218g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236988418
  • 9781236988416