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[12] In speculis; on the highest places, whence the departure of the ship might be seen; for specula signifies properly a prospect from the summit of any place, wherein things are espied afar off, and every way. Thus Cicero says, Ex specula prospectare tempestatem faturam; and Virgil, in his eighth Eclogue, “Proeceps aërii specul£a de montis in undas

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