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Seven Seafaring Amulets

  1. Carbuncle & chalcedony - protection from drowning
  2. Rock crystal - protection from ice
  3. Beryl - banish fear
  4. Agate - protection against Evil Eye
  5. Coral - guard vessel from winds and waves
  6. Banded agate - no fear of ocean
  7. Jet - great protection

The Curious Lore of Precious Stones by George Frederick Kunz, 1915.

Aesop and Bacon

Bacon must have been a familiar item to ancient Greeks, because Aesop mentions it in his fable of the town mouse and country mouse, which dates from 550 B.C.   The country mouse says, “Better beans and bacon in peace, then cakes and ale in fear.”

The World Encyclopedia of Food by L. Patrick Coyle, 1982.

“What is that which all love more than life,
Fear more than death or mortal strife?
That which contented men desire,
The poor possess, the rich require,
The miser spends, the spendthrift saves,
And all men carry to their graves?”

Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William S. Walsh, 1892.

(answer:  Nothing)