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Lo spettatore invece si "ridesta" dal suo abbaglio attraverso l'applicazione del codice di genere, l'unico criterio per discernere verita e inganno.
It is only with the next stanza that Donne offers a positive assertion of the relationship between "Discretion" and "Religion": "these are one" The violence of this typical Donnean copulative is underscored by the etymology of his terms: "Discretion" derives from the Latin discernere, "to separate out" and "Religion" (in one etymology hazarded by Cicero [De dorno, 105]) from the Latin religare, "to bind or fasten together.
The word derives from the Latin discernere, meaning to "separate apart.