Note 055
From Chapter 41 of the Decline & Fall

The lake, from the neighbouring towns of Etruria, was styled either Vulsiniensis (now of Bolsena) or Tarquiniensis. It is surrounded with white rocks, and stored with fish and wild-fowl. The younger Pliny (Epist. ii. 96) celebrates two woody islands that floated on its waters: if a fable, how credulous the ancients! If a fact, how careless the moderns ! Yet, since Pliny, the island may have been fixed by new and gradual accessions.

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