Thirty-Nine Cantos from the Divina Commedia of Dante

Thirty-Nine Cantos from the Divina Commedia of Dante

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...assured I bent my head too low when salutation came. " Since grace has willed it, thou shouldst thus abuse Our Emperors ruling, and, ere death might come, The hidden secrets of his council use, In languishment of hope for a beloved home "Where thou and such as these their comfort find;--Say if adorned as theirs, thy mind the same, And how to such adornment was inclined? " Thus with his questionings probed me then this second flame. And one, well pleased, who in a lofty flight Guided my wing, theirfanswerings would prevent: --" No son of the Church Militant, by light Of our sunbeams, has more of hope within him blent " Of all our troop;--here for a while to bide, As Egypt once would toward Jerusalem wend; And seeing, is a militant prescribed;---Two points in thy demand has yet to apprehend; " Known by report; a virtue that so much Has pleased thee, that I leave with him, that he Be not too strong, or in vain-glorying such, But in response, as grace of God is given him, be "A Scholar, with the gift of second sight, Ready and liberal, where he now is skilled, Because his goodness can discer n the right; That hope as an attendant I am sure will be fulfilled " In future glory; so produced will be By grace Divine, that he in life excell: ---Many within this light of Stars I see; This in its scintillation first within my heart to dwell. " Who midst the chiefest singers won chief fame, Wouldst thou spurn from thee in thy Teo-dia As an adornment one who knows thy name, And will know more of it, when he has learned the fede mia? "Thou, whose elixir of the pencil's dip In thy Epistle wrote so much of me, And others whose replies it would befit, Mark me: behind the living heart of this...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236750780
  • 9781236750785