James Howell's Lexicon Tetraglotton (1660) frontispiece,
Courtesy of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
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THe Horizon is the parting of the earthe or the Sea and the skye, that is to say, the halfe of the heauens beeing aboue ouer your heade, and the other halfe hidden with the earth or Sea vnder them: and this Horizon circle dothe moue as you doe moue: for as you doe by trauell chaunge your place, so doth the Horizon chaunge in all points.
William Bourne, A Regiment for the Sea (1578)

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