Leucadia

or Leucas. The promontory from which desponding lovers threw themselves into the sea. Sappho threw herself from this rock when she found her love for Phaon was in vain.

Thence injured lovers, leaping from above,
Their flames extinguish, and forget to love.

Pope: Sappho to Phaon.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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