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Already of myself aloft I looked ;
As one, who from a dream awakened, straight,
Such keenness from the living ray I met,
O grace, unenvying of thy boon! that gavest
51. Authentical = che da sè è vera = which thy victory (glory) shall be conceived (by the of itself is true, i.l., the Divine light has the people who read this poem).” truth of its own existence.
76. Dread infinitude = valor infinito = 53. Not only would language fail to describe infinite virtue. what he saw, but even memory cannot recall 81. The Poet sees in the mind of God, as the lofty vision.
different leaves bound in a book, all things 68. To posterity.
which are contained in the universe, together 69. “Chè, per tornare alquanto a mia memo- with their properties. ria,
83. Scholastic terms; substance = that which E per sonare un poco in questi versi, exists in itself; accident = that which is inher
Più si conceperà di tua vittoria," ent in a substance without forming part of its “For if it returns somewhat to my memory, essence, and if it sounds a little in these verses, more of
The universal form ; for that whene'er
With fixed heed, suspense and motionless,
89. Cary's interpretation here differs from over the sea, astonished Neptune with its that of Scartazzini, Philalethes, Fraticelli, Bi- shadow. anchi, and others. He himself, in his corrected 1 09. The Poet has now come to the vision of edition of his translation, refers to this second the supreme mystery of the Trinity, which he interpretation, which is as follows: Dante has describes as three rainbows of equal size, but gazed into the mind of God (which contains all different colors. things, past, present, and future) only an instant. 110. One reflected = Christ. What he saw, and now forgets, was greater 111. The third = the Holy Spirit. than all that has occurred in the world's history, 118. That circling = Christ, in whom the since the earliest known event, the expedition of Poet vaguely catches a glimpse of the union of the Argonauts, when the first ship, passing the divine and human nature,
And deeply, that beginning, which he needs,
Here vigor failed the towering fantasy :
126. Dante is endeavoring to solve the mys. vision, and his voyage ends. Yet the Poet is tery of the two natures in Christ, when a sudden content to have it so, since his will is in flash reveals it.
harmony with that of God. 132. His mind is overcome by the supreme
INDEX OF PROPER NAMES,
EITHER EXPRESSLY MENTIONED, OR SUPPOSED TO BE REFERRED TO IN
THE DIVINE COMEDY.
Abati, Bocca degli, H. xxxii. 105.
| Ahasuerus, Purg. xvii. 28.
Ahitophel, H. xxviii. 133.
Alagia, Purg. xix. 141.
Alagna (or Anagni), Purg. xx. 86. Par. XXX.
Alardo, H. xxviii. 17.
Alba, Par. vi. 38.
Alberichi, Par. xvi. 87.
Alberigo. See Manfredi.
Albero of Siena, H. xxix. 104.
Alberti, Alessandro degli, H. xxxii. 53.
Alberti, Napoleone degli, H. xxxii. 53.
Alberto, Abbot of San Zeno, Purg. xviii. 118.
Albertus Magnus, Par. x. 95.
Alcides, H. xxv. 30; xxxi. 123.
xxix. 84; xxxii. 37; xxxiii. 62. Par. vii, 25; Aldobrandesco, Guglielmo, Purg. xi. 59.
xiii. 34, 77; xxvi. 82, 100; xxxii. 108, 122. Aldobrandesco, Omberto, Purg. xi. 58, 67.
Aldobrandi, Tegghiaio, H. vi. 79; xvi. 42.
Alessandro of Romena, H. xxx. 76.
Alessio. See Interminei.
Alexander the Great, H. xiv, 28.
Alexander Pheræus, H. xii. 106.
xviii. 135; xxi. 98. Par. vi. 3; xv. 26. Ali, H. xxviii. 32.
Alichino, H. xxi. 116; xxii. III.
Alp, H. xx. 58.
Alphonso III. King of Aragon, Purg. vii. 116.
Alpine, Purg. xiv. 33; xxxiii. 110. Par. vi. 52.
Alverna, Par. xi. 98.
Amata, Purg. xvii. 34.
Amidei, Par. xvi. 135.
Amphiaräus, H. xx. 31. Par. Iv. 100.
Amphion, H. xxxii. 11.
Amyclas, Par. xi. 63.
Anacreon, Purg. xxii, 105.
| Ananias, Par. xxvi. 13.
Ananias, the husband of Sapphira, Purg. xx. | 65; xxxiii. 83. Purg. v. 123; xiv. 26. Par.
Arrigo. See Fifanti.
Arrigucci, Par. xvi. 106.
Arthur, H. xxxii. 59.
Ascesi, Par. xi. 49.
Asciano, Caccia of, H. xxix. 126.
Asopus, Purg. xviii. 92.
Assyrians, Purg. xii. 54.
Athamas, H. xxx. 4.
Athens, H. xii. 17. Purg. vi. 141; xv. 96. Par.
Atropos, H. xxxiii. 124.
Attila, H. xii. 134; xiii. 150.
August, Purg. v. 38.
Augustine, Saint, Par. x. 117; xxxii. 30.
Augustus, Par. xxx. 136. See Cæsar.
Aulis, H. xx. 109
Aurora, Purg. ii. 8; ix. 1.
Ausonia, Par. viii. 63.
Austrian, H. xxxii. 26.
Averroes, H. iv. 141.
Avicen, H. iv. 140.
Azzo, Ubaldini of, Purg. xiv. 107.
Babylonian, Par. xxiii. 129.
Bacchiglione, H. xv. 115. Par. ix. 47.
Bacchus, H. xx. 55. Purg. xviii. 93. Par. xiii.
Bagnacavallo, Purg. xiv. 118.
Bagnoregio, Par. xii. 119.
Balearic, H. xxviii. 79.
Baptist. See John.
Barbariccia, H. xxi. 118; xxii. 30, 57, 142.
Barbarossa. See Frederick.
Barucci, Par. xvi. 102.
Battifolle, Frederigo Novello da, Purg. vi. 17.
Beatrice, daughter of Folco Portinari, passim.
Beatrice, Marchioness of Este, Purg. vůži. 73.
Beatrix, wife of Charles I. King of Naples, Purg.
vii. 129. Par. vi. 135.
Beccaria, H. xxxii. 116.
Bede, Par. x. 127.
Belisarius, Par. vi. 25.
Bellincion. See Berti.
Bello, Geri del, H. xxix. 26.
Belus, Par. ix. 93.
Belzebub, H. xxxiv. 122.