The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Divine Comedy (translated by H.F. Cary) by Dante Alighieri:|
ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him." Dan. c. vii.
v. 1. Six thousand miles.] He compares the vanishing of the
vision to the fading away of the stars at dawn, when it is
noon-day six thousand miles off, and the shadow, formed by the
earth over the part of it inhabited by the Poet, is about to
v. 13. Engirt.] " ppearing to be encompassed by these angelic
bands, which are in reality encompassed by it."
v. 18. This turn.] Questa vice.
The Divine Comedy (translated by H.F. Cary)