The honours, presents, feasts, which seduced so many bishops, are mentioned with indignation by those who were too pure or too proud to accept them. "We combat" (says Hilary of Poitiers) "against Constantius the Antichrist, who strokes the belly instead of scourging the back;"
qui non dorsa caedit, sed ventrem palpat. Hilarius contra Constant. c. 5, p. 1240.