Note 125
From Chapter 44 of the Decline & Fall

__Sic fiunt octo mariti Quinque per autumnos. Juvenal, Satir. vi. 20.

A rapid succession, which may yet be credible, as well as the

non consulum numero, sed maritorum annos suos computant of Seneca (de Beneficiis, iii. 16.).

Jerom saw at Rome a triumphant husband bury his twenty-first wife, who had interred twenty-two of his less sturdy predecessors (Opp. tom. i. p. 90, ad Gerontiam). But the ten husbands in a month of the poet Martial, is an extravagant hyperbole (l. 71. epigram 7.).

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