Note 092
From Chapter 20 of the Decline & Fall

All the examples quoted by Thomassin (Discipline de l'Eglise, tom. ii. 1. ii. c. vi. p. 704-714) appear to be extraordinary acts of power, and even of oppression. The confirmation of the bishop of Alexandria is mentioned by Philostorgius as a more regular proceeding (Hist. Eccles. 1. ii. 1 l ).

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