Greater Force

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A maggior forza e a miglior natura
liberi soggiacete;
e quella cria la mente in voi,
che ‘l ciel no ha in sua cura.
Però, se ‘l mondo presente disvia,
in voi è la cagione, in voi si cheggia.

To greater force and to a better nature
subjects are free;
and that creates the mind in you,
that, no heaven has in its care.
However, if the present world doth go astray,
Within you the cause is sought.

~Dante, ‘Purgatorio
Canto XVI, 79-83

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