Note 054
From Chapter 70 of the Decline & Fall

From Matteo Villani and Fortifiocca, the P. du Cerceau (p. 344-394) has extracted the life and death of the chevalier Montreal, the life of a robber and the death of a hero. At the head of a free company, the first that desolated Italy, he became rich and formidable: he had money in all the banks, 60,000 ducats in Padua alone.

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