Note 046
From Chapter 29 of the Decline & Fall

Claud. Rutil. Numatian. Itinerar. lib. i. 439-448. He afterwards (ib. 515-526) mentions a religious madman on the isle of Gorgona. For such profane remarks, Rutilius and his accomplices are styled, by his commentator Barthius, rabiosi canes diaboli. Tillemont (Mem. Eccles. tom. xii. p. 471) more calmly observes that the unbelieving poet praises where he means to censure.

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