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Lightning Preservers


The most approved classical preservatives against lightning were the eagle, the sea-calf, and the laurel. Jupiter chose the first, Augustus Cæsar the second, and Tiberius the third. (Columella, x.; Sueton. in Vit. Aug., xc.; ditto in Vit. Tib., lxix.) (See House-leek.)

Bodies scathed and persons struck dead by lightning were said to be incorruptible; and anyone so distinguished was held by the ancients in great honour. (J.C. Bullenger: De Terræ Motu, etc., v. 11.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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