Note 106
From Chapter 66 of the Decline & Fall

Two of his epigrams against Virgil, and three against Tully, are preserved and refuted by Franciscus Floridus, who can find no better names than

Graeculus ineptus et impudens (Hody, p. 274.)

In our own times, an English critic has accused the Aeneid of containing,

multa languida, nugatoria, spiritû et majestate carminis heroici defecta;

many such verses as he, the said Jeremiah Markland, would have been ashamed of owning (praefat. ad Statii Sylvas, p. 21, 22).

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