Note 4
From ''Visits Sheffield' ' chapter from 'Memoirs Of My Life And Writing' by Gibbon

He said the facts that made up the volume of narrative were unparalleled in atrociousness, and that nothing equal in criminality was to be traced, either in ancient or modern history, in the correct periods of Tacitus or the luminous page of Gibbon. Morning Chronicle , June 14, 1788. — Lord Sheffield