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Such a mode of institution was admira- C H A P. - - - !, X \}. bly adapted to the form
and spirit of a despotic mo- - - narchy. The ministers and generals were, in the
strictest sense, the slaves of the Emperor, to whose bounty they were indebted for
If Clement was ill endowed with the virtues of a priest, he possessed, however,
the spirit and magnificence of a prince, whose liberal hand distributed benefices
and kingdoms with equal facility. Under his reign, Avignon was the seat of pomp
The art of grammar they truly possessed ; the valuable fragments of Apollonius
and Herodian were transfused into their lessons; and their treatises of syntax and
etymology, though devoid of philosophic spirit, are still useful to the Greek ...
... and to elevate the genius, of the moderns; and yet, from the first experiments, it
might appear that the study of the ancients had given fetters, rather than wings, to
the human mind. However laudable, the spirit of imitation * The press of Aldus ...
But the same spirit was adverse to concord and obedience; a poor country, and a
limited monarch, are incapable of maintaining a standing force; and the loose
bodies of Polish and Hungarian horse were not armed with the sentiments and ...
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