Note 149
From Chapter 31 of the Decline & Fall

I have disdained to mention a very foolish, and probably a false, report (Procop de Bell. Vandal. 1. i. c. 2 [tom. i. p. 316, ed. Bonn]), that Honorius was alarmed by the loss of Rome till he understood that it was not a favourite chicken of that name but only the capital of the world, which had been lost. Yet even this story is some evidence of the public opinion.

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