The Vision; Or, Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise of Dante Alighieri

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Page 35 - And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months ; and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion when he striketh a man. 6 And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it ; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.
Page 331 - NOW was the hour that wakens fond desire In men at sea, and melts their thoughtful heart Who in the morn have bid sweet friends farewell, And pilgrim newly on his road with love Thrills, if he hear the vesper bell from far, That seems to mourn for the expiring day...
Page 269 - Who hath worst punishment," so spake my guide, " Is Judas, he that hath his head within And plies the feet without. Of th' other two, Whose heads are under, from the murky jaw Who hangs, is Brutus :* lo ! how he doth writhe • And speaks not. The other, Cassius, that appears So large of limb. But night now reascends; And it is time for parting. All is seen.
Page 215 - Penelope with joy, Could overcome in me the zeal I had To explore the world, and search the ways of life, Man's evil and his virtue. Forth I sail'd Into the deep illimitable main, With but one bark, and the small faithful band That yet cleaved to me.
Page 172 - Evangelist Was ware, when her, who sits upon the waves, With kings in filthy whoredom he beheld; She who with seven heads tower'd at her birth, And from ten horns her proof of glory drew, Long as her spouse in virtue took delight. Of gold and silver ye have made your god, Differing wherein from the idolater, But that he worships one, a hundred ye?
Page 49 - And lo ! toward us in a bark Comes on an old man, hoary white with eld, Crying, " Woe to you, wicked spirits ! hope not Ever to see the sky again.
Page 150 - If from the fire I had been shelter'd, down amidst them straight I then had cast me ; nor my guide, I deem. Would have restrain'd my going: but that fear Of the dire burning vanquish'd the desire.
Page 50 - Beckoning, and each, that lingers, with his oar Strikes. As fall off the light autumnal leaves One still another following, till the bough Strews all its honours on the earth beneath ; E'en in like manner Adam's evil brood Cast themselves, one by one, down from the shore, Each at a beck, as falcon at his call.* Thus go they over through the umber'd wave; And ever they on the opposing bank Be 'landed, on this side another throng Still gathers. "Son...
Page 45 - Through me you pass into the city of woe: Through me you pass into eternal pain: Through me among the people lost for aye. Justice the founder of my fabric moved: To rear me was the task of Power divine, Supremest Wisdom, and primeval Love. 19 Before me things create were none, save things Eternal, and eternal I endure. All hope abandon, ye who enter here.
Page 233 - What yet gazest on? Wherefore doth fasten yet thy sight below Among the maim'd and miserable shades? Thou hast not shown in any chasm beside This weakness. Know, if thou wouldst number them, That...

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