The Vision of Dante Alighieri Volume 1

The Vision of Dante Alighieri Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ... down, they stuck their fangs, And having rent him piecemeal bore away The tortured limbs. My guide then seized my hand, And led me to the thicket, which in vain Mourn'd through its bleeding wounds: "O Gia-como Of Sant' Andrea! 3 what avails it thee," It cried, "that of me thou hast made thy screen? For thy ill life, what blame on me recoils?" When o'er it he had paused, my master spake: 1 Each fan o' th' wood. Hence perhaps Milton: Leaves and fuming rills, Aurora's fan. P. L. b. v. 6. Some have translated " rosta" " impediment," instead of " fan." '2 Lano. Lano, a Siennese, who, being reduced by prodigality to a state of extreme want, found his existence no longer supportable; and having been sent by his countrymen on a military expedition to assist the Florentines against the Aretini, took that Opportunity of exposing himself to certain death, in the engagement which took place at Toppo near Arezzo. See G. Villani, Hist. lib. vii. c. cxix. 3 O Giacomo Of Sant Andrea! Jacopo da Sant' Andrea, a Paduan, who, having wasted his property in the most wanton acts of profusion, killed himself in despair. "Say who wast thou, that at so many points Breathest out with blood thy lamentable speech?" He answer'd: "O ye spirits! arrived in time To spy the shameful havoc that from me My leaves hath sever'd thus, gather them up, And at the foot of their sad parent-tree Carefully lay them. In that city1 I dwelt, Who for the Baptist her first patron changed, Whence he for this shall cease not with his art To work her woe: and if there still remain'd not On Arno's passage some faint glimpse of him, Those citizens, who rear'd once more her walls Upon the ashes left by Attila, Had labour'd more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
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  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236515536
  • 9781236515537