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According to Tinniswood, some Sicilians were so scared they leapt into "the affrighting fires perpetually burning" of the Stromboli, rather than allow themselves to be captured.
That pearst the eares of our renowned king, Affrighting so his heart with strong conceit, Of some unhappy grievous stratigene, That trust me with my eares I heard him say, He thought they would have all like Spaniels, Tane water despertly and borded him.