Note 031
From Chapter 68 of the Decline & Fall

Ego, eidem (Imp). tabellas extribui non absque dolore et moestitia, mansitque apud nos duos aliis occultus numerus (Phranza, l. iii. c. 8.)

With some indulgence for national prejudices, we cannot desire a more authentic witness, not only of public facts, but of private counsels.

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