De his quos baptizavit, quos ordinavit
Acacius, majorum traditione confectam et veram, praecipue
religiosae solicitudini congruam praebemus sine difficultate
medicinam, (Galacius, in epist. i. ad Euphemium, Concil.
tom. v. 286.) The offer of a medicine proves the disease,
and numbers must have perished before the arrival of the
Roman physician. Tillemont himself (Mem. Eccles. tom. xvi.
p. 372, 642, &c.) is shocked at the proud, uncharitable
temper of the popes; they are now glad, says he, to invoke
St. Flavian of Antioch, St. Elias of Jerusalem, &c., to whom
they refused communion whilst upon earth. But Cardinal
Baronius is firm and hard as the rock of St. Peter.]
The History Of The Decline And
Fall Of The Roman Empire
—Fall In The East