From Aurora Leigh:
The book has some truth in it, I believe:
And truth outlives pain, as the soul does life.
I know we talk our Phædons to the end
Through all the dismal faces that we make,
O'er-wrinkled with dishonouring agony
From any mortal drug. I have written truth,
And I a woman; feebly, partially,
Inaptly in presentation, Romney'll add,
Because a woman. For the truth itself,
That's neither man's nor woman's, but just God's;
None else has reason to be proud of truth:
Himself will see it sifted, disenthralled,
And kept upon the height and in the light,
As far as, and no farther, than 'tis truth;
For, – now He has left off calling firmaments
And strata, flowers and creatures, very good,–
He says it still of truth, which is His own.
What is the meaning of this last sentence?
God has named all the things in the world ("left off calling ..."). This work of his is done. Now God "says it". What is "it" here? I can't even begin to untangle this sentence..