Note 055
From Chapter 4 of the Decline & Fall

The modern bishopric of Liege. This soldier probably belonged to the Batavian horseguards, who were mostly raised in the duchy of Gueldres and the neighbourhood, and were distinguished by their valour, and by the boldness with which they swam their horses across the broadest and most rapid rivers. Tacit. Hist. iv. 12. Dion 1. lv. p. 797. Lipsius de magnitudine Romans, 1. i. c. 4.

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