or Leucas. The promontory from which desponding lovers
threw themselves into the sea. Sappho threw herself from this rock when
she found her love for Phaon was in vain.
Thence injured lovers, leaping from above,
Their flames extinguish, and forget to love.
Pope: Sappho to Phaon.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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