Note 072
From Chapter 59 of the Decline & Fall

Rex Angliae, praestrenuus . . . . rege Gallorum minor apud eos censebatur ratione regni atque dignitatis; sed tum divitiis florentior, tum bellica virtute multo erat celebrior (Bohadin, p. 161).

A stranger might admire those riches; the national historians will tell with what lawless and wasteful oppression they were collected.

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