Behold, the hope of him is in vain
Of getting the mastery over him, or of taking him; and yet both crocodiles and whales have been taken; nor is the taking of them to be despaired of; but it seems the "orca", or the whale with many teeth, has never been taken and killed F15;
shall not [one] be cast down even at the sight of him?
the sight of a whale is terrible to mariners, lest their ships should be overturned by it; and some have been so frightened at the sight of a crocodile as to lose their senses: and we read of one that was greatly terrified at seeing the shadow of one; and the creature before mentioned is supposed to be much more terrible F16.
F15 Vid. Scheuchzer. Physic. Sacr. vol. 4. p. 846.
F16 Scheuchzer. ib.