The Vision of Hell

The Vision of Hell

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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...that way glancing, to shake off The heat, still falling fresh. I thus began: "Instructor! thou who all things overcomest, Except the hardy demons that rush'd forth To stop our entrance at the gate, say who Is yon huge spirit, that, as seems, heeds not The burning, but lies writhen in proud scorn, As by the sultry tempest immatured?" Straight he himself, who was aware I ask'd My guide of him, exclaim'd: "Such as I was When living, dead such now I am. If Jove Weary his workman out, from whom in ire He snatch'd the lightnings, that at my last day Transfix'd me; if the rest he weary out, At their black smithy labouring by turns, In Mongibello, ' while he cries aloud, Help, help, good Mulciber!' as erst he cried In the Phlegraean warfare; and the bolts Launch he, full aim'd at me, with all his might; He never should enjoy a sweet revenge." Then thus my guide, in accent higher raised Than I before had heard him: "Capaneus! Thou art more punish'd, in that this thy p1ide Lives yet unquench'd: no torment, save thy rage, Were to thy fury pain proportion'd full." Next tuming round to me, with milder lip He spake: "This of the seven kings was one, ' Who girt the Theban walls with siege, and held, As still he seems to hold, God in disdain, And sets his high omnipotence at nought. But, as I told him, his despiteful mood Is ornament well suits the breast that wears it. Follow me now; and look thou set not yet Thy foot in the hot sand, but to the wood Keep ever close." Silently on we pass'd To where there gushes from the forest's bound A little brook, whose crimson'd wave yet lifts My hair with horror. As the rill, that runs From Bulicame, ' to be porti0n'd out Among the sinful women; so ran...show more

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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236799739
  • 9781236799739