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For he through Sin's long labyrinth had run, Nor made atonement when he did amiss...

Does these sentences mean that he did not run from commiting sins nor made atonement when he did amiss or Does it means that he did run from commiting sins but did not made atonement when he did amiss? Thank you.

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    Can you tell us what this is from? (Edit the question). More context would help to answer. I'm not sure there is one complete sentence there, but I know there is not more than one. – jejorda2 Apr 6 '16 at 14:31
  • This is Byron - "Childe Harold's Departure" - bartleby.com/205/5.html – Max Williams Apr 6 '16 at 14:34
  • @MaxWilliams- it would not be inappropriate for you to edit that into the question. – cobaltduck Apr 6 '16 at 14:36
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This is an archaic use of nor as a coordinating conjunction, equivalent to and not. You may paraphrase

For he had run through Sin's long labyrinth, and had not made atonement when he did amiss...

The use was already archaic in Byron's time, but licensed in poetry.

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