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[14] Nova puppis. Some give out, that Argo was the first ship in which men ventured upon the sea. But I am rather apt to think it ought to be interpreted strange, uncommon. A ship was an unusual thing in Colchis; perhaps, too, it might have been the first that ever appeared on that coast. But that Greece, and some other parts of Europe, had shipping long before this, is indisputable.

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