Hey, I am slightly confused by this text. Please translate.
Would not the earth, quickened to an evil purpose by the sympathy of his eye, greet him with poisonous shrubs, of species hitherto unknown, that would start up under his fingers?
Sparknotes says it means: Wouldn’t the earth, awakened to his evil purpose, send poisonous shrubs growing up beneath his fingers?
My main problem is the "by the sympathy of his eye" Can someone explain it?I understand the rest, but sparknotes seems to be missing that translation...
I think it means something along the lines of by the evil shown through his eyes, but I am averse to guessing and sympathy means feelings shared....
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