Luis Vaz de Camoes

1524? - 1580

A Quote by Luis Vaz de Camões [Camoëns] on heaven

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A thousand trees are seen towards heaven rising, With beautiful and sweetly-scented apples; The orange, wearing on its lovely fruit The colour Daphne carried in her hair; Bent low, nay almost fallen to the ground, The citron, heavy with its yellow load; And, last, the graceful lemon with its fruit Of pleasant smell and shaped like virgins' breasts.

Luis Vaz de Camoes (1524? - 1580)

Source: The Lusiads, 1572

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A Quote by Luis Vaz de Camões [Camoëns] on food and proof

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The nut of this tree is hung high aloft, wrapped in a silk wrapper, which is enclosed in a case of sole leather, which again is packed in a mass of shock absorbing, vermin proof pulp, sealed up in a waterproof, ironwood case, and finally cased in a vegetable porcupine of spines, almost impregnable. There is no nut so protected; there is no nut in our woods to compare with it as food. What is a Chesnut?

Luis Vaz de Camoes (1524? - 1580)

Source: The Lusiads, 1572

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A Quote by Luis Vaz de Camões [Camoëns]

The strait that shall forever bear his hame.

Luis Vaz de Camoes (1524? - 1580)

Source: The Lusiads, 1572, in reference to Ferdinand Magellan’s discovery of the strait, October 21, 1520

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