Found in The City of Fire

The Divine Comedy


This is the translation by Henry Francis Cary. Grace quoted passages from this translation for "The City of Fire". Mark Carter is recalling the many books read aloud in the Severn home where he was loved as a son of the family. It is Dante in particular that grieves his soul:

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"In midway of this our mortal life,
I found me in a gloomy wood, astray
Gone from the path direct;—"

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"All hope abandon ye who enter here."

"This miserable fate
Suffer the wretched souls of those who lived
Without praise or blame, with that ill band
Of angels mixed, who nor rebellious proved
Nor yet were true to God, but for themselves
Were only."

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"O Tuscan! thou who through the city of fire Alive art passing,—"

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City of Fire

  • All
  • A Daily Rate
  • An Unwilling Guest
  • A Voice In The Wilderness
  • Beauty For Ashes
  • Because Of Stephen
  • Happiness Hill
  • In The Way
  • Job's Niece
  • Katherine's Yesterday
  • Marcia Schuyler
  • Not Under The Law
  • The Christmas Bride
  • The City Of Fire
  • The Enchanted Barn
  • The Honor Girl
  • The Red Signal