Quin et Aremoricus piratem Saxona tractus__
Sperabat; cui pelle salum sulcare Britannum
Ludus; et assuto glaucum mare findere lembo.
Sidon. in Panegyr. Avit. 369.
The genius of Caesar imitated, for a particular service, these rude, but light vessels, which were like wise used by the natives of Britain (Comment. de Bell. Civil. i. 54, and Guichardt, Nouveaux Memoires Militaires, tom. ii. p. 41, 42). The British vessels would now astonish the genius of Caesar.