Soul unto Its Star Returns

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He says the soul unto its star returns
As Timaeus speaks he thinks. He says the soul unto its star returns.

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Robarts Library, the Internet Archive

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A woman dressed in a transparent veil floats in a starry sky roamed by other flying figures.
This picture illustrates the following passage:

He says the soul unto its star returns,
Believing it to have been severed thence
Whenever nature gave it as a form.
(Paradiso, Canto IV. Translation: Henry W. Longfellow.)

The caption reads in the original French: Timée sent comme il parle. Il dit que chaque âme retourne à son étoile.

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