At the same time his rule, if not harsh, was enervating and demoralizing.
Although enervating, the climate of Siam, as is natural from the position of the country, is not one of extremes.
The climate, especially from November to April, is somewhat enervating to the Englishman, but not unhealthy.
Time alone can show how far these colonies are likely to be permanently successful, or how the subtly enervating influence of the climate will affect later generations.
It gives her something to do, and keeps her quiet, which I think is desirable while this enervating weather lasts.