School Education (Classic Reprint)

School Education (Classic Reprint)

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by Charlotte M. Mason
     
 

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We read in the Purgatorio, Canto I., how Virgil was directed to prepare Dante for his difficult ascent:

"Va dunque, e fa che tu costui ricinghe d'un giunco schietto, e che gli lavi il viso si che ogni sucidume quindi stinghe:

Questa isoletta intomo ad imo ad imo,
laggiu, cola dove la batte l'onda,
porta de' giunchi

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Excerpt from School Education

We read in the Purgatorio, Canto I., how Virgil was directed to prepare Dante for his difficult ascent:

"Va dunque, e fa che tu costui ricinghe d'un giunco schietto, e che gli lavi il viso si che ogni sucidume quindi stinghe:

Questa isoletta intomo ad imo ad imo,
laggiu, cola dove la batte l'onda,
porta de' giunchi sopra il mollc limo.
Null' altra pianta, che facesse fronda o indurasse, vi puote aver vita,
pero che alle percosse non seconda.

Venimmo poi in sul litro diserto,

Quivi mi cinse si come altrui piacque:
o maraviglia I che qual egli scelse l'umile pianta, cotal si rinacque
Subitamente la onde la svelse."

"Go, then, and see thou gird this one about
With a smooth rush, and that thou wash his face,
So that thou cleanse away all stain therefrom.

This little island round about its base,
Below there, yonder where the billow beats it,
Doth rushes bear upon its washy ooze;
No other plant that putteth forth he leaf,
Or that doth indurate, can there have life,
Because it yieldeth not unto the shocks.

Then came we down upon the desert shore.

There he begirt me as the other pleased;
O marvellous! for even as he culled
The humble plant, such it sprang up again
Suddenly there where he uprooted it."

(Longfellow's Translation.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781330377260
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
06/25/2015
Pages:
404
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.83(d)

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