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1 Scythia and Ethiopia ought to be transposed here, as the griffons were said to be monsters that guarded the gold in the mountains of Scythia, the Uralian chain, probably.
2 Literally, the "goat Pan." Cuvier thinks that the bird here alluded to actually existed, and identifies it with the napaul, or horned pheasant of Buffon, the penelope satyra of Gmell, a bird of the north of India, and which answers the description here given by Pliny.
3 See Ovid, Met. B. v. 1. 553.
4 A kind of crested lark.
5 The Strix scops, probably, of Linn. See the Odyssey, B. v. 1. 66.
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