Reason

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...Finally, what is Reason ? You have often asked me ; and this is my answer :--

Whene'er the mist, that stands 'twixt God and thee,
[Sublimates] to a pure transparency,
That intercepts no light and adds no stain--
There Reason is, and then begins her reign !

But alas !

--`tu stesso, ti fai grosso
Col falso immaginar, s� che non vedi
Ci� che vedresti, se l'avessi scosso.

This work was published before January 1, 1924, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.