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James Russell Lowell, Among my books, Dante. (search)
the year began March 25. Whatever the date of Dante's visit to Voltaire's great Khan Voltaire'sia, a book long before condemned as heretical. Dante is said to have dictated the following inscrine to seek its Maker 'mid the stars, Here am I Dante shut, exiled from the ancestral shore, Whom Flhe seems never to have given that attention to Dante which his ever-alert intelligence might have bough the king of Saxony (a Catholic) says that Dante did not overstep the limits of orthodoxy, it wst the parochial criticism which would degrade Dante to a mere partisan, which sees in him a Luthernished us by twenty years of assiduous study. Dante's thought is multiform, and, like certain stret in any of its branches need not be told that Dante's age was one that demanded very palpable and to a level of principle so far above them all. Dante's opinions have life in them still, because th no human pargoletta, the context shows, where Dante asks, But wherefore so beyond my power of [204 more...]