As minister of foreign affairs he was useful to Ismail, who used Sherif's bluff bonhomie to veil many of his most insidious proposals.
It is not too much to say that his imperturbable equanimity, his serene bonhomie kept the host together.
He lacked, moreover, the tact and bonhomie of the Jagiellos; but in fairness it should be added that the Jagiellos were natives of the soil, that they had practically made the monarchy, and that they could always play Lithuania off against Poland.
Been succeeded by his son Francis His popular and designation of " our good Kaiser Franz " this monarch Metter- owed to a certain simplicity of address and bonhomie °ich' which pleased the Viennese, certainly not to his serious qualities as a ruler.
His name for bonhomie and liberality attached the floating soldier-class of Macedonians and Greeks to his service.