Mariana de Rebus Hispanicis, 1. v. c. 1, tom. i. p. 148. Hag. Comit. 1733. He had read in Orosius (1. vii. c. 41, p. 579) that the barbarians had turned their swords into ploughshares; and that many of the provincials preferred
inter Barbaros pauperem libertatem, quam inter Romanos tributariam solicitudinem, sustinere.