Dante And His Circle, With The Italian Poets Preceding Him (1100-1200-1300); A Collection Of Lyrics

Paperback | January 8, 2012

byDante Gabriel Rossetti

not yet rated|write a review
This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1904. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... DANTE ALIGHIERI. THE NEW LIFE. (la Vita Nuova.) IN that part of the book of my memory before the which is little that can be read, there is a rubric, saying, Incipit Vita Nova* Under such rubric I find written many things; and among them the words which I purpose to copy into this little book; if not all of them, jMhe least their substance. Nine times already since my birth had the heaven of light returned to the selfsame point almost, as concerns its own revolution, when first the glorious Lady of my mind was made manifest to mine eyes; even she who was called Beatrice by many who knew not wherefore.t She had already been in this life for so long as that, within her time, the starry heaven had moved towards the Eastern quarter one of the twelve parts of a degree; so that she appeared to me at the beginning of her ninth year almost, and I saw her almost at the end of * " Here beginneth the new life." f In reference to the meaning of the name, "She who confers blessing." We learn from Boccaccio that this first meeting took place at a May Feast, given in the year i274 by Folco Portinari, father of Beatrice, who ranked among the principal citizens of Florence: to which feast Dante accompanied his father, Alighiero Aligmeri. my ninth year. Her dress, on that day, was of a most noble colour, a subdued and goodly crimson, girdled and adorned in such sort as best suited with her very tender age. At that moment, I say most truly that the spirit of life, which hath its dwelling in the secretest chamber of the heart, began to tremble so violently that the least pulses of my body shook therewith; and in trembling it said these words: Ecce deus fortior me, qui venicns dominabitur tnihi.* At that moment the animate spirit, which dwelleth in the lofty chamber whither...

Pricing and Purchase Info

$27.95

Out of stock online

From the Publisher

This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1904. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... DANTE ALIGHIERI. THE NEW LIFE. (la Vita Nuova.) IN that part of the book of my memory before the which is little that can be...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:98 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217827233

ISBN - 13:9780217827232

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Dante And His Circle, With The Italian Poets Preceding Him (1100-1200-1300); A Collection Of Lyrics

Reviews