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From this hillside, where it abates its rise, a sun was born into the world, much like this sun when it is climbing from the Ganges.
Therefore let him who names this site not say Ascesi, which would be to say too little, but Orient, if he would name it rightly.
For this the Gospel and the great Church Fathers are set aside and only the Decretals are studied as their margins clearly show. Their thoughts are never bent on Nazareth, where Gabriel's open wings were reverent.
Such differences are illustrated by Cunizza da Romano (lover of Sordello), who is here in Heaven, while her brother Ezzelino III da Romano is in Hell, among the violent of the seventh circle.
The troubadour Folquet de Marseilles speaks of the temptations of love, and points out that (as was believed at the time) the cone of the Earth's shadow just touches the sphere of Venus.
in which a person freely offers up his free will as a gift to God.
Vows should therefore not be taken lightly, and should be kept once given – unless keeping the vow would be a greater evil, as with Jephthah's and Agamemnon's sacrifice of their daughters (Canto V).