Note 084
From Chapter 44 of the Decline & Fall

This execrable practice prevailed from the viiith, and more especially from the xiith, century, when it became almost universal (Montfaucon, in the Memoires de l'Academie, tom. vi. p. 606, etc. Bibliotheque Raisonnee de la Diplomatique, tom. i. p. 176.)

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