Note 003
From Chapter 14 of the Decline & Fall

Divitiis Provincialium (mel. provincialium) ac privatorum studens, fisci commoda non admodum affectans; ducensque melius publicas opes a privatis haberi, quam intra unum claustrum reservari. Id ibid.

He carried this maxim so far, that, whenever he gave an entertainment, he was obliged to borrow a service of plate.

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