Note 016
From Chapter 19 of the Decline & Fall

Megaera quacdam mortalis, inflamtnatrix saevientis assidua, humani cruoris avida, etc. Ammian. Marcellin. 1. xiv. c. 1.

The sincerity of Ammianus would not suffer him to misrepresent facts or characters, but his love of ambitioves ornaments frequently betrayed him into an unnatural vehemence of expression.

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