Note 035
From Chapter 58 of the Decline & Fall

Fuit et aliud scelus detestabile in hac congregatione pedestris populi stulti et vesanae levitatis, anserem quendam divino spiritû asserebant afflatum, et capellam non minus eodem repletam, et has sibi duces secundae viae fecerant, etc., (Albert. Aquensis, l. i. c. 31, p. 196).

Had these peasants founded an empire, they might have introduced, as in Egypt, the worship of animals, which their philosophic descendants would have glossed over with some specious and subtle allegory.

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