the toast is in the toaster,
and the poets are at their windows.”
To the Romans the ocean remained an object of terror rather than of curiosity; [*] the whole extent of the Mediterranean, after the destruction of Carthage, and the extirpation of the pirates, was included within their provinces.
[*] The Romans tried to disguise, by the pretence of religious awe their ignorance and terror. See Tacit. Germania, c. 34.]”