Note 091
From Chapter 24 of the Decline & Fall

Ammian. xxv. 2. Julian had sworn in a passion,

numquam se Marti sacra facturum (xxiv. 6).

Such whimsical quarrels were not uncommon between the gods and their insolent votaries; and even the prudent Augustus, after his fleet had been twice shipwrecked, excluded Neptune from the honours of public processions. See Hume's Philosophical Reflections. Essays, vol. ii. p. 418.

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