Note 028
From Chapter 55 of the Decline & Fall

Buffon, Hist. Naturelle, tom. v. p. 6, in 12mo. Gustavus Adolphus attempted, without success, to form a regiment of Laplanders. Grotius says of these arctic tribes,

arma arcus et pharetra, sed adversus feras (Annal. l. iv. p. 236);

and attempts, after the manner of Tacitus, to varnish with philosophy their brutal ignorance.

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