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Here's the whole stanza: Our life is a false nature--'tis not in The harmony of things,--this hard decree, This uneradicable taint of Sin, This boundless Upas, this all-blasting tree, Whose root is Earth--whose leaves and branches be The skies which rain their plagues on men like dew-- Disease, death, bondage--all the woes we see, And worse, the woes we see not--which throb through The immedicable soul, with heart-aches ever new.
The world, he declared in canto 4 of Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, is: This boundless upas, this all-blasting tree, Whose root is earth, whose leaves and branches be The skies which rain their plagues on men like dew-- Disease, death, bondage--all the woes we see, And worse, the woes we see not--which throb through The immedicable soul, with heart-aches ever new.
but who rains down Evil, the immedicable plague, which while Man looks on his creation like a God And sees that it is glorious, drives him on, The wreck of his own will, the scorn of Earth, The outcast, the abandoned, the alone?-- Not Jove: while yet his frown shook Heaven, aye when His adversary from adamantine chains Cursed him, he trembled like a slave.