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Expende Annibalem :-quot libras in duce summo “ Invenies?
JUVENAL, Sat. X.
“ The Emperor Nepos was acknowledged by the “ Senate, by the Italians, and by the Provincials of " Gaul; his moral virtues, and military talents, were “ loudly celebrated; and those who derived any pri“ vate benefit from his government, announced in
prophetic strains the restoration of public felicity.
By this shameful abdication, he protracted his life
years, in a very ambiguous state, between “ an Emperor and an Exile, till
Gibbon's Decline and Fall, vol. 6, p. 220.