Note 058
From Chapter 22 of the Decline & Fall

In the Misopogon (p. 338, 339) he draws a very singular picture of himself, and the following words are strangely characteristic: Ancient Greek The friends of the Abbe de la Bleterie adjured hims in the name of the French nation, not to translate this passage, so offensive to their delicacy (Hist. de Jovien, tom. ii. p. 94). Like him, I have contented myself with a transient allusion; but the little animal which Julian names, is a beast familiar to man, and signifies love.

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