Statius, Achilleid 2.1-4
exuit implicitum tenebris umentibus orbem
Oceano prolata dies, genitorque coruscae
lucis adhuc hebetem vicina nocte levabat
et nondum excusso rorantem lampada ponto.
Day, brought forth from Ocean, drew the world out from the moist darkness that enveloped it, and the father of the flashing light lifted up his torch which was yet dull with the neighbouring night and dripping with sea it had not yet shaken off.