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22. In the island of Zea is a spring of which those who thoughtlessly drink lose their understanding, and an epigram is cut there to the effect that a draught from the spring is delightful, but that he who drinks will become dull as a stone. These are the verses: “This stone sweet streams of cooling drink doth drip,
But stone his wits become who doth it sip.

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