H.F. Cary poetic translation
|English translations in notes window||Dante's original Italian|
|C.E. Norton prose translation||In NOTES frame|
|H.F. Cary poetic translation||In DEFINTIONS frame|
|H.W. Longfellow poetic translation||In AUXILARY window|
|Sources for text|
"THROUGH me you pass into the city of woe:
Through me you pass into eternal pain:
Through me among the people lost for aye.
Justice the founder of my fabric mov'd:
To rear me was the task of power divine,
Supremest wisdom, and primeval love.
Before me things create were none, save things
Eternal, and eternal I endure.
All hope abandon ye who enter here."
Exploring The Waste Land
File date: Sunday, September 29, 2002