Note 076
From Chapter 31 of the Decline & Fall

Ad nefandos cibos erupit esurientium rabies, et sua invicem membra aniarunt dum mater non parcit lactenti infantiae; et recipit utero, quem paullo ante effuderat. Jerom. ad. Principiam, tom. i. p. 121 [Ep. cxxvii. tom. i. p. 953, ed. Vallars.].

The same horrid circumstance is likewise told of the sieges of Jerusalem and Paris. For the latter, compare the tenth book of the Henriade, and the Journal de Henri IV. tom. i. p. 47-83; and observe that a plain narrative of facts is much more pathetic than the most laboured descriptions of epic poetry.

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