A Comment on the Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri, Volume 1
John Murray, 1822 - 499 pages
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Aeneid already ancient appear authority Beatrice beautiful become Boccaccio body called CANTO CANTO II cause certainly chief Christian circle Comedy Comento Comment commentators considered continue Dante Dante's death Divine earth employed entered entire equally eternal exile existence expressions eyes fact father Florence follows former GANTO give given Greek hand heart Hell hope human idea individual intended interpretation Italian Italy known Latin latter learned least less means merit mind mortal nature never object observed occasion once opinion original Paradise passage perhaps poem poet poetry political present probably prove reason received reference remark render represented Roman says seems sense soul spirit thing tion translation true truth verse Virgil virtue Vita Whites whole writings
Page 73 - Or man, or woman. Yet I argue not Against Heaven's hand or will, nor bate a jot Of heart or hope, but still bear up and steer Right onward.
Page 482 - And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together. And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, here am I, my son. And he said, Behold, the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?
Page 84 - I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven.
Page 483 - By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son: that in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore ; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies ; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed ; because thou hast obeyed my voice.
Page 24 - These be they that, as the first and most noble sort may justly be termed vates, so these are waited on in the excellentest languages and best understandings with the foredescribed name of poets. For these, indeed, do merely make to imitate, and imitate both to delight and teach, and delight to move men to take that goodness in hand, which without delight they would fly as from a stranger...
Page 22 - hath * no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it : for the glory of God " doth * lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.
Page 349 - And the LORD said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes.
Page 103 - Ch' ogni lingua divien tremando muta, E gli occhi non ardiscon di guardare. Ella sen va, sentendosi laudare, Benignamente d'umiltà vestuta;* E par che sia una cosa venuta Di cielo in terra a miracol mostrare. Mostrasi si piacente a chi la mira, Che dà per gli occhi una dolcezza al core, Che intender non la può chi non la prova.
Page 276 - Talibus orabat dictis, arasque tenebat, Cum sic orsa loqui vates : ' Sate sanguine divom, 125 Tros Anchisiada, facilis descensus Averno ; Noctes atque dies patet atri janua Ditis ; Sed revocare gradum superasque evadere ad auras, Hoc opus, hie labor est.
Page 152 - If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, when men rose up against us: Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us: Then the waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our soul: Then the proud waters had gone over our soul.