The inhabitants of Comacchio, a town in Central Italy, between
the two branches of the Po, rejoice in storms because then the fish are
driven into their marshes.
Whose townsmen loathe the lazy calm's repose,
And pray that stormy waves may lash the beach.
Furioso, ii. 41.
Cape of Storms.
So Bartholomew Diaz named the south cape of Africa in 1486, but
King John II. changed it into the Cape of Good Hope.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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