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77406825 Dante s Divine Comedy

77406825 Dante s Divine Comedy

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This publication of 
The Divine Comedy of Dante
,
Translated by H.F. Cary
,is a publication of the Pennsylvania StateUniversity. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind.
Any person usingthis document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk
. Neither the PennsylvaniaState University nor Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, nor anyone associated with the Pennsylvania State Universityassumes any responsibility for the material contained within the document or for the file as an electronic trans-mission, in any way.
The Divine Comedy of Dante
,
Translated by H.F. Cary
,the Pennsylvania State University, Jim Manis, Faculty Editor,Hazleton, PA 18201-1291 is a Portable Document File produced as part of an ongoing student publication project, thePennsylvania State University’s Electronic Classics Series, to bring classical works of literature, in English, to free andeasy access of those wishing to make use of them.Cover design by Jim Manis: Art: illustration by Gustave Doré (1832 - 83, French painter & illustrator)Copyright ©1998 The Pennsylvania State University
The Pennsylvania State University is an equal opportunity University.
 
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Translanted by H. F. CaryTHE VISIONOR,HELL, PURGATORY, AND PARADISEOFDANTE ALIGHIERI
TRANSLATED BYTHE REV. H. F. CARY, A.M.
HELL
CANTO I
In the midway of this our mortal life,I found me in a gloomy wood, astrayGone from the path direct: and e’en to tellIt were no easy task, how savage wildThat forest, how robust and rough its growth,Which to remember only, my dismayRenews, in bitterness not far from death.Yet to discourse of what there good befell,All else will I relate discover’d there.How first I enter’d it I scarce can say,Such sleepy dullness in that instant weigh’dMy senses down, when the true path I left,But when a mountain’s foot I reach’d, where clos’dThe valley, that had pierc’d my heart with dread,I look’d aloft, and saw his shoulders broad
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