The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri (V. 1)

 
9780217346016: The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri (V. 1)

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. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ... "On perceiving this, the Sultan turned towards them in the greatest anger, exclaiming: 'And do you who pretend to preach the cross treat it thus ignominiously? Gentlemen, I am shocked at your conduct. Am I to suppose from this that the worship of your Deity consists only in words, not in actions? Neither your manners nor your conduct please me.' And on this he dismissed them, breaking off the truce and commencing hostilities more warmly than before." 143. Avicenna, an Arabian physician of Ispahan in the eleventh century. Born 980, died 1036. 144. Averrhoes, an Arabian scholar of the twelfth century, who translated the works of Aristotle, and wrote a commentary upon them. He was born in Cordova in 1149, and died in Morocco, about 1200. He was the head of the Western School of philosophy, as Avicenna was of the Eastern. CANTO V In the Second Circle are found the souls of carnal sinners, whose punishment is "To be imprisoned in the viewless winds, And blown with restless violence round about The pendent world." 2. The circles grow smaller and smaller as they descend. 4. Minos, the king of Crete, so renowned for justice as to be called the Favorite of the Gods, and after deatli made Supreme Judge in the Infernal Regions. Dante furnishes him with a tail, thus converting him, after the mediaeval fashion, into a Christian demon. 21. Thou, too, as well as Charon, to whom Virgil has already made the same reply, Canto VI. 22. 28. In Canto I. 60, the sun is silent; here the light is dumb. 51. Gower, Confessio Amantis, VIII., gives a similar list "of gentil folke that whilom were lovers," seen by him as he lay in a swound and listened to the music. "Of bombarde and of clarionne With cornemuse and shalmele." 61. Queen Dido. 65. Achilles, being in...

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