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“ Forsitan et rosca Sol alte lampade lucens,
Possideat multum caecis fervoribus ignem
Circum se, qui sit fulgore notatus,
Estifer ut tantum radiorum exaugeat iotum.”
Lucretius, v. 610.

“Perhaps too the sun as he shines aloft with rosy lamp has round
about him much fire with heats that are not visible, and thus the fire may
be marked by no radiance, so that fraught with heat it increases to such
a degree the stroke of the rays.”-—Monro’s Translation.

My attention was drawn to this remarkable passage by the late ex-
cellent and accomplished Sir Edmund Head, Bart.

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