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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Virgin queen of the Volscians. Virgil (Æncid, vii. 809) says she was so swift that she could run over a field of corn without bending a single blade, or make her way over the sea without even wetting her feet.   1
“Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain,
Flies o’er the unbending corn and skims along the main.”
Pope: Essay on Criticism, 372–3.


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