The Vision; Or, Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise of Dante Alighieri
Appleton, 1859 - 587 pages
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angel answer appears ARGUMENT Beatrice began behold beneath body called Canto cause changed circle cried Dante death desire died divine doth doubt E'en earth edition eternal eyes father fell fire flame Florence hand hast hath head hear heard heart heaven Hell holy hope Italy king land leaves less light living Lombardi look mark means mind mountain moved nature o'er observes pass passage Poet Purg reading replied rest round says seem'd seems seen shalt side sight song soon soul sound spake speak spirit stars steps stood supposed sweet tell thee things thou thought translation truth turn turn'd unto Virgil virtue voice whence wish
Page 54 - Why am I thus bereaved thy prime decree ? The sun to me is dark And silent as the moon, When she deserts the night, Hid in her vacant interlunar cave.
Page 97 - For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for My people and for My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted My land.
Page 564 - Isaac, (for the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of Him that calleth,) it was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger. As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.
Page 552 - The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed, But, swoln with wind and the rank mist they draw, Rot inwardly, and foul contagion spread: Besides what the grim wolf with privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing said: But that two-handed engine at the door Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more.
Page 78 - Even to tears my grief and pity moves. But tell me; in the time of your sweet sighs, By what, and how Love granted, that ye knew Your yet uncertain wishes ? " She replied : " No greater grief than to remember days Of joy, when misery is at hand.
Page 62 - 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 79 - And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen ; and have the keys of hell and of death.
Page 105 - The torment undergo of the first round, In different herds. Man can do violence To himself and his own blessings : and for this, He, in the second round must aye deplore With unavailing penitence his crime, Whoe'er deprives himself of life and light, In reckless lavishment his talent wastes, And sorrows there where he should dwell in joy.
Page 380 - At the right wheel, came circling in smooth dance: The one so ruddy, that her form had scarce Been known within a furnace of clear flame ; The next did look, as if the flesh and bones Were emerald ; snow new-fallen seem'd the third. Now seem'd the white to lead, the ruddy now ; And from her song who led, the others took Their measure, swift or slow. At the other wheel, A band...
Page 107 - And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.