Note 049
From Chapter 45 of the Decline & Fall

The epitaph of Droctulf (Paul, l. iii. c. 19) may be applied to many of his countrymen: -

Terribilis visu facies, sed corda benignus Longaque robusto pectore barba fuit.

The portraits of the old Lombards might still be seen in the palace of Monza, twelve miles from Milan, which had been founded or restored by Queen Theudelinda, (l. iv. 22, 23.) See Muratori, tom. i. disserta, xxiii. p. 300.

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