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Fall " Our land streams with honey, and is overflow- In one region grows no poisonous ing w'ith milk. herb, nor does a querulous frog ever quack in no scorpion amongst the exist in " it, the province the entire its River arms in its Here are found topazes, and other costly him from business and the name us, all kinds it ; emeralds, chrysolites, stones. onyxes, Here grows when worn by any the evil spirit, forcing keep out of the way ject to ; encircling Paradise, manifold windings through the the plant Assidos, which, protects glide through a certain flows Indus carbuncles, beryls, sardius, serpent the any one.