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Iberia's Pilot

Christopher Columbus. Spain is called “Iberia,” and the Spaniards the “Iberi.” The river Ebro is a corrupt form of the Latin Iberus.

Launched with Iberia's pilot from the steep,
To worlds unknown, and isles beyond the deep.

Campbell: The Pleasures of Hope, ii.

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