Note 186
From Chapter 16 of the Decline & Fall

Fra Paolo (Istoria del Concilio Tridentino, 1. iii.) reduces the number of the Belgic martyrs to 50,000. In learning and moderation Fra Paolo was not inferior to Grotius. The priority of time gives some advantage to the evidence of the former which he loses on the other hand by the distance of Venice from the Netherlands.

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