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praeterea si quae penitus corpuscula rerum ex altoque foras mittuntur, solis uti lux ac vapor, haec puncto cernuntur lapsa diei per totum caeli spatium diffundere sese perque volare mare ac terras caelumque rigare (DRN IV 199-205) "Besides, if there are particles of matter which are sent out from deep down inside--such as the light and heat of the Sun--which are yet seen to slip and pour themselves through the whole space of heaven in a single moment of the day, to fly through the sea and lands and flood the sky ..." (Translation of Godwin 1986)
totum mundum DRN per totum spatium diffundere sese), flies over (pervolitans DRN volare) and irrigates (irriget DRN rigare) the elemental masses (caelo terrisque fretoque DRN per mare ac terras caelumque).
Venus' portrait in the Aeneid 1,319 ("dederatque comam diffundere ventis") and, more important, Daphne's description in Ovid's Metamorphoses 1,529 ("et levis impulsos retro dabat aura capillos" this is in the same Ovidian passage from which fray Luis will appropriately quote -- see below); cf.