Note 027
From Chapter 68 of the Decline & Fall

Non audivit, indignum ducens, says the honest Antoninus; but as the Roman court was afterwards grieved and ashamed, we find the more courtly expression of Platina, in animo fuisse pontifici juvare Graecos, and the positive assertion of Aeneas Sylvius, structam classem etc. (Spond. A.D. 1453, No. 3).

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