Note 040
From Chapter 59 of the Decline & Fall

Noradinus (says William of Tyre, l. xx. 33) maximus nominis et fidei Christianae persecutor; princeps tamen justus, vafer, providus, et secundum gentis suae traditiones religiosus.

To this Catholic witness we may add the primate of the Jacobites (Abulpharag. p. 267),

quo non alter erat inter reges vitae ratione magis laudabili, aut quae pluribus justitiae experimentis abundaret.

The true praise of kings is after their death, and from the mouth of their enemies.

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