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 Ad vitam aut cupam.Adam. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
The Talmudists say that Adam lived in Paradise only twelve hours, and account for the time thus:—   1
   The first hour, God collected the dust and animated it.   2
   The second hour, Adam stood on his feet.   3
   The fourth hour, he named the animals.   4
   The sixth hour, he slept and Eve was created.   5
   The seventh hour, he married the woman.   6
   The tenth hour, he fell.   7
   The twelfth hour, he was thrust out of Paradise.   8
   The Mohammedans tell us he fell on Mount Serendib, in Ceylon, where there is a curious impression in the granite resembling a human foot, above 5 feet long and 2 1/2 feet broad. They tell us it was made by Adam, who stood there on one foot for 200 years to expiate his crime; when Gabriel took him to Mount Arafath, where he found Eve. (See ADAM’S PEAK.)   9
   Adam was buried, according to Arabian tradition, on Aboucais, a mountain of Arabia.   10

 Ad vitam aut cupam.Adam. 


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