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That differences may exist in nothingness--an ostensibly absolute and uniform state--is an obscurely paradoxical idea, but one perfectly in keeping with the overriding drift of the passage; namely, to keep pursuing a negotiation of that which appears most recalcitrantly opposed to negotiation.
The biography's central concern (in all forms from draft to book) is attempting to prove through testimony and documentary evidence that Mary Baker Eddy had, if not explicitly stolen, at least appropriated the original ideas of Phineas Parkhurst Quimby and recalcitrantly refused to properly show her indebtedness to him.
When Charles Tomlinson came to translate the poem, there was little he could do with the recalcitrantly abstract 'lo inmenso', but he nevertheless made an addition: 'Eternity reposes here, Rock on rock.