Note 038
From Chapter 31 of the Decline & Fall

In a homily of Asterius, bishop of Amasia, M. de Valois has discovered (ad Ammian. xiv. 6) that this was a new fashion; that beats, wolves, lions, and tigers, woods, hunting-matches, etc., were represented in embroidery- and that the more pious coxcombs substituted the figure or legend of some favourite saint.

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