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10. EETTb vnos. It is not difficult to conceive the figure of Bacchus to be at first detached from the ship, but afterwards within it.
10. Κεχαρημενοι ητορ and μειδαων in the 14th line allude to the brightness of the moon, just as we say, a fire smiles; and hence is Bacchus supposed to be the son of Semele. It is also observable that the eyes of the prototype of Bacchus in the moon are composed of very brilliant spots of light.
12. The deopot, with which the men (avegas) endeavour to bind Bacchus, may be conceived to be formed out of the narrow streaks of light, which are scattered over his person as above pointed out and drawn in fig, 116.
13. Tovda 3x co Xave deopa. As to the present point, it is a-sufficient explanation of this, to state that the bands in question are not capable of confining the God, on account of his majestic or gigantic size, which (as stated in line 18) is such that the ship is not large enough to hold his person : in fact, only his head and shoulders appear within the disk of the moon.
15. The κυβερνητης or helmsman has the same prototype as Osric in Hamlet drawn in fig. 77 ante ; as such he is looking down upon the hour-glass, as he is ordered to do in the 26th line, spor opar (Vide the drawing of the ship in fig. 72 ante) and he is also standing by the mast of the ship and as it were hauling up the sail, as he is further ordered to do in the same line.
19. He is certainly Apollo in one sense; for the moon, in which his figure appears, gives only a reflected image of the appearances in the sun,
28. This and the three next lines refer to the
ubiquity of the moon's appearance, as she is visible, in her wanderings, all over the globe.
35. If the moon, whose shadows resemble a ship as before pointed out, be observed through a telescope, her surface appears to be formed into bulbs like bunches of grapes, which seem to be not in a quiescent state : the ovos is referable to the tides, which are known to be closely connected with the changes of the moon (this being the whole of the explanation that I now offer on that point:) the tapos which seizes the sailors of the ship, may be explained by a reference to their liability to be successively put out of view by the obscurations of the moon. The vine (line 39) and its bunches of grapes (having the same prototype as what in the 40th line is likened to ivy and its berries) may be traced in light at the top of the mast and from thence to all the other parts
of the ship: the shining of the fruit, whether of the ivy or vine (χαριεις καρπος 41, and κεχαρισμενε 55,) has regard to the brightness of the moon.
42. In various parts of the sides of the ship may be seen, in light, the forms of garlands or chaplets, which may be conceived to be composed of vine leaves or of ivy leaves.
44. The resemblances to a lion and a bear which Bacchus (σηματα φαίνων) assumes, have been already pointed out, the first in fig. 64, and the second in fig. 13 ante; but if the lion in figure 64 should not, from its position in the moon be thought capable of answering the expression (QpXcos ελε 51) according to the relative position of the agxos (the Ralph of Hudibras) there is in fact the