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[157] Hoc ego dum spectem. He touches upon the expedition of the Argonauts; chiefly to show with what security and confidence he would trust himself to the direction of his propitious stars and that, depending upon this guide, he would venture upon the most dangerous expeditions, like that of Jason to Colchis; which in those ages, when navigation was in its infancy, was looked upon as an instance of unparalleled boldness.

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