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Dante Alighieri - The Divine Comedy - en

Dante Alighieri - The Divine Comedy - en

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Dante, Paradise
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THE DIVINE COMEDYOF DANTE ALIGHIERI(1265-1321)TRANSLATED BYHENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW(1807-1882)CANTICLE III: PARADISOCREDITSThe base text for this edition has been provided by Digital Dante, aproject sponsored by Columbia University's Institute for LearningTechnologies. Specific thanks goes to Jennifer Hogan (ProjectEditor/Director), Tanya Larkin (Assistant to Editor), Robert W. Cole(Proofreader/Assistant Editor), and Jennifer Cook (Proofreader).The Digital Dante Project is a digital 'study space' for Dante studies andscholarship. The project is multi-faceted and fluid by nature of the Web.Digital Dante attempts to organize the information most significant forstudents first engaging with Dante and scholars researching Dante. Thedigital of Digital Dante incurs a new challenge to the student, thescholar, and teacher, perusing the Web: to become proficient in the newtools, e.g., Search, the Discussion Group, well enough to look beyond thetechnology and delve into the content. For more information and access tothe project, please visit its web site at:http://www.ilt.columbia.edu/projects/dante/For this Project Gutenberg edition the e-text was rechecked. The editorgreatly thanks Dian McCarthy for her assistance in proofreading theParadiso. Also deserving praise are Herbert Fann for programming the texteditor "Desktop Tools/Edit" and the late August Dvorak for designing hiskeyboard layout. Please refer to Project Gutenberg's e-text listings forother editions or translations of 'The Divine Comedy.' Please refer tothe end of this file for supplemental materials.Dennis McCarthy, July 1997imprimatur@juno.comCONTENTS
ParadisoI. The Ascent to the First Heaven. The Sphere of Fire.II. The First Heaven, the Moon: Spirits who, having takenSacred Vows, were forced to violate them. The Lunar Spots.III. Piccarda Donati and the Empress Constance.IV. Questionings of the Soul and of Broken Vows.V. Discourse of Beatrice on Vows and Compensations.Ascent to the Second Heaven, Mercury: Spirits who forthe Love of Fame achieved great Deeds.VI. Justinian. The Roman Eagle. The Empire. Romeo.VII. Beatrice's Discourse of the Crucifixion, the Incarnation,the Immortality of the Soul, and the Resurrection of the Body.VIII. Ascent to the Third Heaven, Venus: Lovers. Charles Martel.Discourse on diverse Natures.IX. Cunizza da Romano, Folco of Marseilles, and Rahab.Neglect of the Holy Land.X. The Fourth Heaven, the Sun: Theologians and Fathers ofthe Church. The First Circle. St. Thomas of Aquinas.XI. St. Thomas recounts the Life of St. Francis. Lament overthe State of the Dominican Order.XII. St. Buonaventura recounts the Life of St. Dominic. Lamentover the State of the Franciscan Order. The Second Circle.XIII. Of the Wisdom of Solomon. St. Thomas reproachesDante's Judgement.XIV. The Third Circle. Discourse on the Resurrection of the Flesh.The Fifth Heaven, Mars: Martyrs and Crusaders who died fightingfor the true Faith. The Celestial Cross.XV. Cacciaguida. Florence in the Olden Time.XVI. Dante's Noble Ancestry. Cacciaguida's Discourse ofthe Great Florentines.XVII. Cacciaguida's Prophecy of Dante's Banishment.XVIII. The Sixth Heaven, Jupiter: Righteous Kings and Rulers.The Celestial Eagle. Dante's Invectives againstecclesiastical Avarice.XIX. The Eagle discourses of Salvation, Faith, and Virtue.Condemnation of the vile Kings of A.D. 1300.XX. The Eagle praises the Righteous Kings of old.Benevolence of the Divine Will.XXI. The Seventh Heaven, Saturn: The Contemplative.The Celestial Stairway. St. Peter Damiano. His Invectivesagainst the Luxury of the Prelates.XXII. St. Benedict. His Lamentation over the Corruption of Monks.The Eighth Heaven, the Fixed Stars.XXIII. The Triumph of Christ. The Virgin Mary. The Apostles.Gabriel.XXIV. The Radiant Wheel. St. Peter examines Dante on Faith.XXV. The Laurel Crown. St. James examines Dante on Hope.Dante's Blindness.XXVI. St. John examines Dante on Charity. Dante's Sight. Adam.XXVII. St. Peter's reproof of bad Popes. The Ascent tothe Ninth Heaven, the 'Primum Mobile.'XXVIII. God and the Angelic Hierarchies.XXIX. Beatrice's Discourse of the Creation of the Angels,and of the Fall of Lucifer. Her Reproof of Foolish andAvaricious Preachers.XXX. The Tenth Heaven, or Empyrean. The River of Light.
The Two Courts of Heaven. The White Rose of Paradise.The great Throne.XXXI. The Glory of Paradise. Departure of Beatrice. St. Bernard.XXXII. St. Bernard points out the Saints in the White Rose.XXXIII. Prayer to the Virgin. The Threefold Circle of the Trinity.Mystery of the Divine and Human Nature.The Divine Comedytranslated by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow(e-text courtesy ILT's Digital Dante Project)PARADISOParadiso: Canto IThe glory of Him who moveth everythingDoth penetrate the universe, and shineIn one part more and in another less.Within that heaven which most his light receivesWas I, and things beheld which to repeatNor knows, nor can, who from above descends;Because in drawing near to its desireOur intellect ingulphs itself so far,That after it the memory cannot go.Truly whatever of the holy realmI had the power to treasure in my mindShall now become the subject of my song.O good Apollo, for this last empriseMake of me such a vessel of thy powerAs giving the beloved laurel asks!One summit of Parnassus hithertoHas been enough for me, but now with bothI needs must enter the arena left.Enter into my bosom, thou, and breatheAs at the time when Marsyas thou didst drawOut of the scabbard of those limbs of his.O power divine, lend'st thou thyself to meSo that the shadow of the blessed realmStamped in my brain I can make manifest,Thou'lt see me come unto thy darling tree,And crown myself thereafter with those leavesOf which the theme and thou shall make me worthy.So seldom, Father, do we gather them

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