Dante In English; A Terza Rima Translation And Critique Of Terza Rima Translations Of The Inferno…

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byDante Alighieri

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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. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...woe to prove; I am the gateway to unending pain; Through me the way 'mongst the lost people I am the gateway to the nations banned. goes. Of Justice was my mighty Maker fain; Justice my great Artificer to move, In me doth power omnipotent appear, Served Power Divine my fashioning to share And primal love and wisdom without stain. With Highest Wisdom and with primal Love. Before me nought but things eternal were, No things create, save those eternal, were And I endure to all eternity. Before me, and eternal I endure: Leave hope behind, O! ye who enter here. All ye who enter, of all hope despair. 1. Dante's cittii is rendered "land." 4. Dante says alto, not "first." 6. Dante's primo is rendered "uncreate." 7. According to the Schoolmen, the Angels and the Heavens emanated directly from God, and were in existence before Hell. 9. Cp. "Pandite atque aperite propere januam hanc Orci obsecro Nam equidem haud aliter esse duco, quippe quo nemo advenit, Nisi quam spes reliquere omnes... "--Plautus, Bacchides, iii:1. These sentences, in color darkly dyed, 10 Above a gate I saw, that written were: And I: "O Master, hard things do they betide." Then answered me my wise Interpreter: "Thou must renounce here all suspicious dread; Perish the coward fears that would deter! 15 We are arrived where, as I have thee said, The miserable folk thou shalt descry From whom the good of intellect hath fled." Then with kind look he touched my hand, and I Thereby was comforted, and in such wise 20 He led me in that land of mystery. Here sighs, complaints, and loud bewailing cries Were sounding through the starless atmosphere So that at first the tears came to my eyes. Languages strange, words horrible and drear, 25 Outcries of fury, lamentations loud, Hoarse voices,...

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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. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...woe to prove; I am the gateway to unending pain; Through me the way 'mongst the lost people I am the gateway to...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217779670

ISBN - 13:9780217779678

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