The Inferno

September 12, 2013|
The Inferno by Dante 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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ... ARGUMENT. The Poets traverse the City of Dis. Dante converses with Farinata degli Uberti, the Ghibelline chief; also with Cavalcante Cavalcanti, a Florentine of the Guelf party, whose son, Guido, was his friend. Thus while we paced along a narrow way Between the land's wall and the torturing fires, My Master first, and I close following him, 'Virtue supreme, who thro' the unhallow'd spheres Leadest me as thou wiliest,' I began; 5 'Speak to me, and my longing wish fulfil. The spirits couch'd within the sepulchres--Can they be seen? For I perceive that all The lids are raised, and no one keepeth watch.' And he replied; 'They all will be fast shut v When from Jehoshaphat their inmates shall Return revested with the bodies which They left above.1 On this side lie interr'd, With Epicurus and his followers, all Who with the body make the soul to die. 15 Touching the question which thou askest me, Within here thou shalt soon be satisfied: So shall that wish which thou unfoldest not.' Whence I replied; 'I do not keep conceal'd My thought from thee, kind Guide, save that I may 20 Speak little, as thou oft hast warned me.' 'Tuscan, who thro' the fiery city thus Rovest alive such sweet speech uttering, 0 stay thy course, and rest awhile with us. That voice of thine declareth thee to be 25 A native of that noble land wherein 1 wrought perhaps with a too troublous hand.' Suddenly from among the sepulchres Issued this utterance, whereat I clung In fear somewhat more closely to my Guide; 30 Who said to me; 'Turn thee: what doest thou 1 See! see! where Farinata stands upright: From the waist upward thou may'st him behold.' 1 That is, after the day of judgment. 'I will gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will...
Title:The Inferno
Product dimensions:20 pages, 9.69 X 7.44 X 0.04 in
Shipping dimensions:20 pages, 9.69 X 7.44 X 0.04 in
Published:September 12, 2013
Publisher:General Books LLC
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781230211985

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