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William Beckford, A descriptive account of the island of Jamaica, 1790, p. 8:

“Each passing cloud affords some pleasing variation; and the glowing vapour of the atmosphere, when the sun arises or declines and when the picturesque and fantastic clouds are reflected in its polished bosom, give an enchanting hue and such as is only particular to the warmer climates, and which much resemble those saffron skies which so strongly mark the campania of Rome, and the environs of Naples.



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