If the lucid penetrating minds who

If the lucid penetrating minds who
saw and made others understand Nature's
power, and the motion, place, and size of
the starlit canopy circling round us;

and, if, later, uncorrupted minds who
rose above appetite and self and thus
found our true sacred faith--as for this vile
life they paid it no mind but followed Him;

if all these had gazed at my sun's brightness,
the former would've understood his deeds,
he acted with eternity in mind;

the latter, that his heart burned with truth's flame;
they would've seen such a miracle as
he, was never before seen in this world.

An image of the Italian text from Visconti's 1840 edition
From V XCI:91. See also B A1:77:41; R XX:65-66. Translation: Thérault 144-5. Key

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