A sketch of modern and antient geography

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Page 216 - Thammuz came next behind, Whose annual wound in Lebanon allured The Syrian damsels to lament his fate In amorous ditties, all a summer's day; While smooth Adonis from his native rock Ran purple to the sea, supposed with blood Of Thammuz yearly wounded...
Page 248 - Caesar et omnis luli progenies magnum caeli ventura sub axem. 790 hic vir, hic est, tibi quem promitti saepius audis, Augustus Caesar, divi genus, aurea condet saecula qui rursus Latio regnata per arva Saturno quondam, super et Garamantas et Indos proferet imperium ; iacet extra sidera tellus, extra anni solisque vias, ubi caelifer Atlas axem umero torquet stellis ardentibus aptum.
Page 48 - Arctic, on the East by the Pacific, and on the South by the Indian Ocean ; its Western boundary, which separates it from Europe, has already been described.
Page 105 - Portus ab accessu ventorum immotus et ingens 570 ipse; sed horrificis iuxta tonat Aetna ruinis interdumque atram prorumpit ad aethera nubem, turbine fumantem piceo et candente favilla, attollitque globos flammarum et sidera lambit: interdum scopulos avolsaque viscera montis 575 erigit eructans liquefactaque saxa sub auras cum gemitu glomerat fundoque exaestuat imo.
Page 105 - Scylla latus, laevum implacata Charybdis Obsidet, atque imo barathri ter gurgite vastos Sorbet in abruptum fluctus, rursusque sub auras Erigit alternos et sidera verberat unda. At Scyllam caecis cohibet spelunca latebris, 425 Ora exsertantem et naves in saxa trahentem. Prima hominis facies et pulchro pectore virgo Pube tenus, postrema immani corpore pistrix Delphinum caudas utero commissa luporum.
Page 250 - Temple (so celebrated in antiquity) of Jupiter Hammon, said to have been founded by Bacchus, in gratitude to his father Jupiter, who appeared to him, when perishing with thirst, in the form of a ram, and shewed him a fountain.

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