Note 071
From Chapter 39 of the Decline & Fall

See Maffei, (Verona Illustrata, Part i. p. 231, 232, 308, etc.) He imputes Gothic architecture, like the corruption of language, writing etc., not to the Barbarians, but to the Italians themselves. Compare his sentiments with those of Tiraboschi, (tom. iii. p. 61.)

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