1 The will, therefore, as being more originative, has more to do with true or false judgments than the understanding.
These were usually regarded as visitations of chastisement for national sins and vindications of divine righteousness or judgments, i.e.
Right now I don't give a damn about what happened a century ago and I'm in no position to make judgments of a situation I know so little about.
While such judgments are naturally exaggerated, there is no doubt that he takes a very high place among modern Latin poets.
The office of reason is to give a true and distinct appreciation of the values of goods and evils; or firm and determinate judgments touching the knowledge of good and evil are our proper arms against the influence of the passions.3 We are free, therefore, through knowledge: ex magna lute in intellectu sequitur magna propensio in voluntate, and omnis peccans est ignorans.