From the Eloisa to Abelard by Alexander Pope is the line "The world forgetting, by the world forgot"
I know the intended meaning of the line, so I didn't post on Literature StackExchange. I just want clarification on whether the line is gramatically valid. Is the sentence order Object-Verb-Subject?
Could the line be reworked as: "The world forgetting, forgot by the world" where [the world forgetting] are, within the context of the poem, nuns within a convent forgetting the world, and [forgot] is the verb done [by the world]?