Sunday, November 3, 2013

Sunday Guest: the Witch's Army

From: CS Lewis' The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia)

The quote: "Call out the giants and the werewolves and the spirits of those trees who are on our side. Call the Ghouls and the Boggles, the Ogres and the Minotaurs. Call the Cruels, the Hags, the Spectres, and the people of the Toadstools. We will fight."

The precedent: Qui mille immonde Arpie son giunte, e mille
Centauri, e Sfingi, e pallide Gorgoni;
Latrâro i cani e le voraci Scille
E fischiâr Idre e sibilâr Pitoni;
E vomitâr Chimere atre faville,
E i Polifemi horrendi, e i Gerioni
. . .
"Furie, Mostri, Giganti, ognun si sforze
. . ."

__T. Tasso, Gerusalemme Conquistata 5: 5, 16