Dante Volume 1: The Inferno.

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byDante Alighieri

not yet rated|write a review
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. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ...they are; From their depravity cleanse thou thy mind. Thy fate hath such renown in store for thee, Each side shall hunger after thee;--but far From the goat's browsing let the sweet herb be. Then let them tread each other under foot--The beasts of Fiesole,--nor dare to touch The plant, if any 'mid their filth still shoot, Whence may the hallow'd seed of Rome revive, In Florence left, when she was render'd such A nest for base malignity to thrive," " Had full accordance to my prayers been given," I answer'd, " you had not been dwelling here, From intercourse with human nature driven: For still, deep fix'd within my memory, Lives your paternal image, good and dear, As when from day to day you counsell'd me How man may best immortalize his name: My gratitude, while y'et I breathe the air, Tis meet I show, and with my voice proclaim. What you have told me of my days to come I treasure up, to be explain'd by Her, If e'er I reach Her, who will know my doom. But upon these my words of truth rely;--If in my breast no secret stings I feel, Let Fortune do her worst--prepared am I: Not new to me this prophecy of woe: Then at her will let Fortune turn her wheel, As turns the peasant his accustom'd hoe." Now to the right my master bent with speed, And on mine ear his warning accents fell: " He listens to good purpose who takes heed." Not that I ceased discoursing as I went With Ser Brunetto, asking him to tell Who of his comrades were most eminent. " The histories of some I may relate; Others," he said, "'twere better not to name; Time would be wanting for a theme so great. Know briefly--all were priests, and in their time Great Literati, not unknown to fame, On earth polluted with the self-same crime. Priscian proceeds with that accursed crew, 109...

Pricing and Purchase Info

$11.61

In stock online
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

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. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ...they are; From their depravity cleanse thou thy mind. Thy fate hath such renown in store for thee, Each side sh...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021782711X

ISBN - 13:9780217827119

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Dante Volume 1: The Inferno.

Reviews