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This transformation takes the form of substituting a higher desire and a higher “reason” as the motive force for his love/writing than the more cramped and confined desire and reason that required her word to move his word. ” One imperfection only Heaven has: The lack of her; so now for her it pleads, And every saint with clamour intercedes. Only compassion is our advocate. God understands to whom their prayers relate And answers them: “My loved ones, bear in peace That she, your hope, remain until I please Where one knows he must lose her, soon or late, And who will say in Hell: “Souls unconfessed!

The Vita nuova concludes with the lines: After this sonnet, there appeared to me a marvelous vision in which I saw things which made me decide to write no more of this blessed one until I could do so more worthily. And to this end I apply myself as much as I can, as she indeed knows. Thus, if it shall please Him by whom all things live that my life continue for a few years, I hope to compose concerning her what has never been written in rhyme of any woman. And then may it please Him who is the Lord of courtesy that my soul may go to see the glory of my lady, that is, of the blessed Beatrice, who now in glory beholds the face of Him qui est per omnia saecula benedictus (who is eternally blessed).

This transformation takes the form of substituting a higher desire and a higher “reason” as the motive force for his love/writing than the more cramped and confined desire and reason that required her word to move his word. ” One imperfection only Heaven has: The lack of her; so now for her it pleads, And every saint with clamour intercedes. Only compassion is our advocate. God understands to whom their prayers relate And answers them: “My loved ones, bear in peace That she, your hope, remain until I please Where one knows he must lose her, soon or late, And who will say in Hell: “Souls unconfessed!

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