He does not find it true to experience that man necessarily acts at the dictation of selfish motives.
He was not a man of superior strength of character, or he would never have submitted to the dictation of Nikon.
Chatham, who was ready to make any concession to America short of independence, and especially of independence at the dictation of France, died in 1778.
Though the work added to the reputation of its author, it naturally aroused the increased opposition of the theological schools it was intended to overthrow, and at the same time Schleiermacher's defence of the right of the church to frame its own liturgy in opposition to the arbitrary dictation of the monarch or his ministers brought upon him fresh troubles.
De Lessart having incurred its anger by the tameness of his replies to Austrian dictation, the Assembly voted his impeachment.
Contemporaries speak of him with respect, and he appears to have been a well-meaning man who endeavoured to check the corruption of the clergy and the persecution of the Jews, and who resisted the dictation of the pope.