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William Cunningham, quoted in Credenda Agenda, Volume 5 Number 2, p. 3, from Historical Theology, Vol I, Still Waters Revival Books, 1991, p. 327

Jerome, who was always remarkable for the virulence with which he assailed his opponents, never being able to see any good quality in them, speaks with the utmost contempt of Pelagius and Coelestius; but Augustine, who was, after his conversion, as highly exalted above the generality of the fathers of his age in the personal excellence of his character, as he was in ability and knowledge of divine truth, speaks very respectfully both of their talent and of the general character which they had sustained.