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Land is sometimes formed in a different manner, rising suddenly out of the sea, as if nature was compensating the earth for its losses1, restoring in one place what she had swallowed up in another.

1 "Paria secum faciente natura." This appears to have been a colloquial or idiomatic expression among the Romans. See Hardouin in Lemaire, 1. 412.

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