The Early Italian Poets; Together With Dante's Vita Nuova

Paperback | May 13, 2012

byDante Alighieri

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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. 1904 Excerpt: ...She was affrighted, that sobs choked her breath. So by her weeping where I lay beneath, Some other gentle ladies came to know My state, and made her go: Afterward, bending themselves over me, One said, "Awaken thee!" And one, "What thing thy sleep disquieteth?" With that, my soul woke up from its eclipse, The while my lady's name rose to my lips: But utter'd in a voice so sob-broken, So feeble with the agony of tears, That I alone might hear it in my heart; And though that look was on my visage then Which he who is ashamed so plainly wears, Love made that I through shame held not apart, But gazed upon them. And my hue was such That they look'd at each other and thought of death; Saying under their breath Most tenderly, "Oh, let us comfort him:" Then unto me: "What dream Was thine, that it hath shaken thee so much?" And when I was a little comforted, "This, ladies, was the dream I dreamt," I said. "I was a-thinking how life fails with us Suddenly after such a little while; When Love sobb'd in my hearf, which is his home. Whereby my spirit wax'd so dolorous That in myself I said, with sick recoil: 'Yea, to my lady too this Death must come.' And therewithal such a bewilderment Possess'd me, that I shut mine eyes for peace; And in my brain did cease Order of thought, and every healthful thing. Afterwards, wandering Amid a swarm of doubts that came and went, Some certain women's faces hurried by, And shriek'd to me, ' Thou too shalt die, shalt die!' "Then saw I many broken hinted sights In the uncertain state I stepp'd into. Meseem'd to be I know not in what place, Where ladies through the street, like mournful lights, Ran with loose hair, and eyes that frighten'd you By their own terror, and a pale ama...

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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. 1904 Excerpt: ...She was affrighted, that sobs choked her breath. So by her weeping where I lay beneath, Some other gentle ladies came to know My...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:90 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:May 13, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217077455

ISBN - 13:9780217077453

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