Note 082
From Chapter 49 of the Decline & Fall

The Libri Carolini, (Spanheim, p. 443 - 529,) composed in the palace or winter quarters of Charlemagne, at Worms, A.D. 790, and sent by Engebert to Pope Hadrian I., who answered them by a grandis et verbosa epistola (Concil. tom. vii. p. 1553.). The Carolines propose 120 objections against the Nicene synod and such words as these are the flowers of their rhetoric —

Dementiam .... priscae Gentilitatis obsoletum errorem .... argumenta insanissima et absurdissima .... derisione dignas naenias, etc., etc.
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