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90        DE MIRA NAT. RERVM SEP.


Natura duris populis ostendit armo effigiem. Sculptæ: quasi ars non sufficeret in armis fabricandis, nisi & natura monstraret, quid
bellicosis populis Aquilonem inhabitantibus conveniat in armorum tractatione.
Sed revera, vti portus is ob omnes ventos, & tempestates arcendas insignis est, vt
vix similem in tota Europa habeat: ita & hostili sanguine respersus, vt ibidem quasi
Portus optimus, sed cruentus. omnium Aquilonarium bello initium, medium, & finis inveniatur. Sæpe etenim
classis hostilis, quæ violentia tempestatum in vasto mari vario Marte congredi
Loci iniquitas pacem suadet. non poterat, huc depulsa, vel inducias ab adversario petere, vel ipsa sua sponte,
vel simulatione cogitur offerie, vel inevitabile mortis, aut captivitatis discrimen
inire: quo enim vt saluus evadat armatus non invenit. Si enim littus, aut porturn
Cæca saxa. exierit, cæca saxa, rupesque minaces apparenr: quæ eum levi motu in gurgitem, vt
Tempestas horrenda. pacem præstet, immittunt. Si vero in apertum mare exire voluerit, obstat hortenda
tempestas, ne visu quidem ad ictum oculi toleranda: quia Aquilonaris, Orientalisque
Ventus procellosus. ventus eo in loco totaliter est procellosus. Præterea tempore hostili terrarum
incolæ subtrahunt littoralia signa, ne hostis accipiat tantillulum quidem spatium,
Signis littoralibus amotis hostes suffocantur. vt effugiat pLcfLenam œ: alioqui incessabili ferocia impetum facto, latronum classis,
manusque impiorum hunc portum occuparet: vbi nihilominus classica bellorum præludia
frequentius inchoari solent.


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De angustiis portuum lapidosorum.


CAP. XXVIII.


                                        SVNT præterea non exiguæ formidinis angusti exitus,
Civitas Holmensis.                                         & introitus æquoris Aquilonaris, præsertim ab aperto
                                        mari navigando versus Holmensem civitatem: quæ regia
Steendor.                                         est, & insigniter a natura, ac arte munita, vt merito trepidare
                                        cogantur aggressuri, quæ fides, vel fraus sit nautarum
                                        in imminentibus periculis prosperius exuperandis.
                                        Præcipuus tamen, & periculosior est locus Steendor, id
                                        est, porta lapidum appellatus, eo quod arctis faucibus,
                                        &lunatis cornibus quoquoversum obliquatur: hoc est,
quandoque per modum Scythici arcus, quandoque mucronis aspectu evitatur a nautis:
in quibus longe periculosius, ob exortas densissimas nebulas, & caligines, er
Formæ Variæ. rare contingit, quam in amplissimo Oceano, suborta validissima tempestate.
Nec


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