Note 3
Note from 'Removal To Lausanne' chapter from 'Memoirs Of My Life And Writing' by Gibbon

M. Pavilliard has described to me the astonishment with which he gazed on Mr. Gibbon standing before him: a thin little figure, with a large head, disputing and urging, with the greatest ability, all the best arguments that had ever been used in favour of Popery. Mr. Gibbon many years ago became very fat and corpulent, but he had uncommonly small bones, and was very slightly made. — Sheffield