Note 072
From Chapter 25 of the Decline & Fall

Basilius Caesariensis episcopus Cappadociae clarus habetur . . . qui multa continentiae et ingenii bona uno superbiae malo perdidit [chron Ann. 2392, tom. viii. p. 816, ed. Vallars.].

This irreverent passage is perfectly in the style and character of St. Jerom. It does not appear in Scaliger's edition of his Chronicle; but Isaac Vossius found it in some old MSS. which had not been reformed by the monks.

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