__Sic fiunt octo mariti Quinque per autumnos. Juvenal, Satir. vi. 20.
A rapid succession, which may yet be credible, as well as the
non consulum numero, sed maritorum annos suos computant of Seneca (de Beneficiis, iii. 16.).
Jerom saw at Rome a triumphant husband bury his twenty-first wife, who had interred twenty-two of his less sturdy predecessors (Opp. tom. i. p. 90, ad Gerontiam). But the ten husbands in a month of the poet Martial, is an extravagant hyperbole (l. 71. epigram 7.).