Front Page Titles (by Subject) THE PEACE OF GOD - The Divine Comedy, Vol. 2 (Purgatorio) (English only trans.)
THE PEACE OF GOD - Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy, Vol. 2 (Purgatorio) (English only trans.) 
The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri. The Italian Text with a Translation in English Blank Verse and a Commentary by Courtney Langdon, vol. 2 (Purgatorio) (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1920).
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THE PEACE OF GOD
- . . . . the peace,
- which, following the feet of such a Guide,
- hath now become my quest from world to world.
Purg. V, 61–63.
- Past understanding is the Peace of God
- By all that fail His Wrath to understand,
- Who holds the olive in His gentle hand,
- And in the other, a chastising rod.
- When lightnings kill at Jove’s Olympian nod,
- When tempests drown at Neptune’s stern command,
- Their deeds are His, whose face once cheered the land
- With smiles of love, whose feet the sea once trod.
- God grant us, then, to understand His Wrath
- By trusting in the justice of His Will,
- Whate’er its bidding, till war’s trumpets cease;
- And follow listening on the painful path
- Where wrongs are righted, loud His voice or still,
- Who, not as man’s world gives it, giveth peace.
June 22, 1917.