Note 029
From Chapter 43 of the Decline & Fall

Procopius relates the whole series of this second Gothic war and the victory of Narses (l. iv. c. 21, 26 - 35.). A splendid scene! Among the six subjects of epic poetry which Tasso revolved in his mind, he hesitated between the conquests of Italy by Belisarius and by Narses (Hayley's Works, vol. iv. p. 70.) .

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