Montesquieu

Did that mise­ra­ble com­pi­ler Benedictus Levita not go trans­form that Visigoth law that for­bade the use of Roman law into a capi­tu­lary which has since been attri­bu­ted to Charlemagne ?1 He made of this par­ti­cu­lar law a gene­ral law as if he meant to exter­mi­nate Roman law throu­ghout the globe.

Capitularies, book VI, ch. cclxix for year 1613, Baluze ed., p. 1021.