Note 028
From Chapter 37 of the Decline & Fall

Jerom's devout ladies form a very considerable portion of his works: the particular treatise which he styles the Epitaph of Paula (tom. i. p. 169-192 [Ep. 108, tom. i. p. 684, ed. Vallars.]), is an elaborate and extravagant panegyric. The exordium is ridiculously turgid:— "If all the members of my body were changed into tongues, and if all my limbs resounded with a human voice, yet should I be incapable," etc.

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