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Duffield, 1916 - 395 pages
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Portrait of the Middle Ages as seen through Dante's life and work.

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Page 136 - WITHIN the gentle heart Love shelters him, As birds within the green shade of the grove. Before the gentle heart, in Nature's scheme, Love was not, nor the gentle heart ere Love. For with the sun, at once, So sprang the light immediately; nor was Its birth before the sun's. And Love hath his effect in gentleness Of very self; even as Within the middle fire the heat's excess.
Page 33 - If thou art bent to know the primal root From whence our love gat being, I will do As one who weeps and tells his tale. One day, For our delight, we read of Lancelot, How him love thrall'd.
Page 185 - Mark now how great that whole must be, which suits With such a part. If he were beautiful As he is hideous flow, and yet did dare To scowl upon his Maker, well from him May all our misery flow.
Page 178 - And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
Page 204 - And a river went out of Eden to water the garden ; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.
Page 277 - WHEN Israel went out of Egypt, The house of Jacob from a people of strange language ; Judah was his sanctuary, And Israel his dominion.
Page 129 - DEATH, alway cruel, Pity's foe in chief, Mother, who brought forth grief, Merciless judgment and without appeal ! Since thou alone hast made my heart to feel This sadness and unweal, My tongue upbraideth thee without relief. And now (for I must rid thy name of ruth) Behoves me speak the truth Touching thy cruelty and wickedness : Not that they be not known; but ne'ertheless I would give hate more stress With them that feed on love in very sooth. Out of this world thou hast driven courtesy, And virtue,...
Page 125 - CANST thou indeed be he that still would sing Of our dear lady unto none but us? For though thy voice confirms that it is thus, Thy visage might another witness bring. And wherefore is thy grief so sore a thing That grieving thou mak'st others dolorous? Hast thou too seen her weep, that thou from us Canst not conceal thine inward sorrowing? Nay, leave our woe to us: let us alone...
Page 163 - Their concord and their joyous semblances, The love, the wonder, and the sweet regard, They made to be the cause of holy thoughts; So much so that the venerable Bernard First bared his feet, and after so great peace Ran, and, in running, thought himself too slow. O wealth unknown! O veritable good! Giles bares his feet, and bares his feet Sylvester Behind the bridegroom, so doth please the...

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