"An easy passage may be found"

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Title

"An easy passage may be found"

Subject

Theatre--Seventeenth Century--Pedro Calderón de la Barca--Saint Patrick's Purgatory

Description

"This mighty mountain, rock bestrown,
Full well the dreaded secret knows;
But no one to its centre goes
By any path o'er land alone..."

Creator

Pedro Calderón de la Barca, 1600-1681

Source

Barca, Pedro Calderón de la, The Purgatory of St. Patrick, trans. by Denis Florence MacCarthy, Act III, Scene VII

Publisher

Henry S. King & Co., London

Date

1873

Contributor

Digitised for Project Gutenberg

Rights

Public domain

Format

Collected Plays

Language

Spanish (English trans.)

Type

Play
Text

Identifier

DD_0062

Coverage

54.6153, -7.8864

References

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/6371

Text Item Type Metadata

Text

"POLONIA. Attend.
This mighty mountain, rock bestrown,
Full well the dreaded secret knows;
But no one to its centre goes
By any path o'er land alone:
He who would see this wondrous cave
Must in a bark put forth and tempt the lake's dark wave.

...

POLONIA. Attend.
This darksome lake doth all surround
The lofty mountain's rugged base,
And so to reach the awful place
An easy passage may be found:
A sacred convent in the island stands,
Midway between the mountain and the sands.

Some pious priests inhabit there,
And for this task alone they live,
With loving zeal to freely give
The helping hand, the strengthening prayer —
Confession, and the Holy Mass,
And every needful help to all who thither pass.

Telling them what they first must do,
Before they dare presume to go,
Alive, within the realm of woe.—" (Act III, Scene VII)

Original Format

Monograph

Citation

Pedro Calderón de la Barca, 1600-1681, “"An easy passage may be found",” Digital Derg: A Deep Map, accessed November 26, 2020, https://digitalderg.eu/items/show/62.

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