The monitors had small square hatches or man-ports let into the deck, admitting one person conveniently. Hinc via, Tartanii quae fert Acherontis ad undas. A swinging ladder, whose foot was clear of the floor, led down into the recesses. A diver, having completed his task, ascended the treacherous staircase to escape, and found the hatch blocked up.

Felix qui potuit rerum cognoscere causas, Atque metus omnes, et inexorabile fatum Subjecit pedibus, strepitumque Acherontis avari.

The doctor redeemed his promise, by prefacing a panegyric, in English, with the following quotation from Virgil Hic jacet FELIX QUI Potuit Rerum cognoscere Causas QUI Que Metus omnes Et inexorabile Fatum Subjecit Pedibus Strepitumque Acherontis avari.

The middle region harbours storms and tempests; the two extremes, of philosophers and peasants, concur in tranquillity and happiness: "Felix, qui potuit rerum cognoscere causas, Atque metus omnes et inexorabile fatum Subjecit pedibus, strepitumque Acherontis avari! Fortunatus et ille, Deos qui novit agrestes, Panaque, Sylvanumque senem, Nymphasque sorores!"

It is the τετράγωνος of the Peripatetic, and has thenil admirariof the Stoic,— Felix qui potuit rerum cognoscere causas, Atque metus omnes, et inexorabile fatum Subjecit pedibus, strepitumque Acherontis avari.

But in answer we hear only the flapping of the folds of Isis, "strepitumque Acherontis avari." All of sunshine that remained in my life went out in that sudden moment. All of strength too often seems to have gone.... Were it permitted, I would pray, but to whom? I can well understand the invocation of saints.