Note 004
From Chapter 66 of the Decline & Fall

See the original Lives of Clement VI. in Muratori (Script. Rerum Italicarum, tom. iii. P. ii. p. 550 - 589); Matteo Villani (Chron. l. iii. c. 43, in Muratori, tom. xiv. p. 186), who styles him, molto cavallaresco, poco religioso; Fleury (Hist. Eccles. tom. xx. p. 126); and the Vie de Petrarque (tom. ii. p. 42 - 45). The abbé de Sade treats him with the most indulgence; but he is a gentleman as well as a priest.

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