It is difficult to know whether Labat (tom.
iv. p. 53 - 57) be in jest or in earnest, when he supposes
that Anagni still feels the weight of this curse, and that
the cornfields, or vineyards, or olive-trees, are annually
blasted by Nature, the obsequious handmaid of the popes.]
The History Of The Decline And
Fall Of The Roman Empire
—Fall In The East