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Columbus

His signature was-

S. i.e., Servidor

S. A. S. Sus Altezas Sacras

X. M. Y. Jesus Maria Isabel

Xto. FERENS Christo-pher

El Almirante El Almirante.

In English, “Servant- of their Sacred Highnesses- Jesus Mary and Isabella- Christopher- the Admiral.” The second Columbus. Cyrus West Field was so called by John Bright when he completed the Atlantic Cable. Born at Stockbridge, Massachusetts, 1819.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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