Note 033
From Chapter 60 of the Decline & Fall

His age, and his own expression, moi qui ceste oeuvre dicta (No. 62, etc.), may justify the suspicion (more probable than Mr. Wood's on Homer) that he could neither read nor write. Yet Champagne may boast of the two first historians, the noble authors of French prose, Villehardouin and Joinville.

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