Note 098
From Chapter 20 of the Decline & Fall

Universus clerus ecclesiae Carthaginiensis . . . fere quingenti vel amplius; inter quos quamplurimi erant lectores infantuli. Victor Vitensis, de Persecut. Vandal. v. 9, p. 78, edit. Ruinart.

This remnant of a more prosperous state still subsisted under the oppression of the Vandals.

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