I suppose that was because he had to drive out to the Pactolus?'
The Pactolus takes but the sand-drifts from the hoards lost to use in the Tmolus.
The river sands changed into gold, and to this day grains of gold are found by the river Pactolus.
It was found mixed with the sands of the Pactolus and other rivers.
Pactolus: Pope, Spring, 61; allusions also to the sisters of Phaëthon.
And even now the sands of Pactolus glitter with grains of gold-dust.
I will pour the waters of Pactolus through the valley of Briarfield.
The god directed him to go and bathe in the Pactolus, and he should be restored to his former condition.
Some of these, such as the Lydian stream, Pactolus, were supposed to renew their golden stores miraculously each year.
Not all the gold of Pactolus, not all the beauty of Anadyomene, not all the wisdom of Minerva, could make such women ladies!
[Sammet 1969, p. 627].