Note 079
From Chapter 36 of the Decline & Fall

In the poetical works of Sidonius, which he afterwards condemned (1. ix. Epist. 16, p. 285), the fabulous deities are the principal actors. If Jerom was scourged by the angels for only reading Virgil, the bishop of Clermont, for such a vile imitation, deserved an additional whipping from the Muses.

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