Note 002
From Chapter 30 of the Decline & Fall

___Alii per terga ferocis
Danubi solidata ruunt; expertaque remos
Frangunt stagna rotis. [Claud. ib. v. 24.]

Claudian and Ovid often amuse their fancy by interchanging the metaphors and properties of liquid water and solid ice. Much false wit has been expended in this easy exercise.

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