Note 006
From Chapter 50 of the Decline & Fall

The aromatics, especially the thus, or frankincense, of Arabia, occupy the xiith book of Pliny. Our great poet (Paradise Lost, l. iv.) introduces, in a simile, the spicy odours that are blown by the north- east wind from the Sabaean coast:

— Many a league,
Pleased with the grateful scent, old Ocean smiles. (Plin. Hist. Natur. xii. 42.)
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