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2 ‘O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and the knowledge of God!’ Dante quotes this in speaking of the influence of the stars, which, interpreting it presently ‘by the theological way,’ he compares to that of the Holy Spirit. ‘And thy counsel who hath known, except thou give wisdom and send thy Holy Spirit from above?’ (Wisdom of Solomon, IX. 17.) The last words of the Convito are, ‘her [Philosophy] whose proper dwelling is in the depths of the Divine mind.’ The ordinary reading is ragione (reason), but it seems to us an obvious blunder for magione (mansion, dwelling).
3 Convito, Tr. IV. c. 28.
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