Nerva seems nevertheless to have soon wearied of the uncongenial task of governing, and his anxiety to be rid of it was quickened by the discovery that not even his blameless life and mild rule protected him against intrigue and disaffection.
On its southern banks, from east to west, dwell the "blameless Aethiopians" in, perfect happiness, and beyond it on the west, in the realms of eternal night, the "Cimmerians," wrapped in fogs and darkness.
He was an earnest, devout Christian, and a man of blameless life.
He was, however, blameless in morals and reverent in religion.
His simple and blameless life, his conscientious discharge of duty, and his devotion to the needs of the poor had won for him such a name that, despite the opposition of France, he was chosen to succeed Clement X.
Gregory was famed for his learning and eloquence, his blameless life, and his great strength of character.
Nor is that a being bound foranother's offence; for when it is said that we through Adam's sin have become obnoxious to the divine judgment, is is not to be taken as if we, being ourselves innocent and blameless, bear the fault of his offence, but that, we having been brought under a curse through his transgression, he is said to have bound us.
His youth, spent at the Neapolitan court, was far from blameless, and it is not certain that he was married to the mother of his numerous family.
His motives were lofty, his life blameless, his plans for reform nobly conceived.
Volumes and almost libraries have been written on the Calas affair, and we can but refer here to the only less famous cases of Sirven (very similar to that of Calas, though no judicial murder was actually committed), Espinasse (who had been sentenced to the galleys for harbouring a Protestant minister), Lally (the son of the unjustly treated but not blameless Irish-French commander in India), D'Etalonde (the companion of La Barre), Montbailli and others.
His private life and his administration were blameless, but it was his misfortune to reign in troublous times.
His blameless character had made a great impression on his age, and he was commemorated in many popular ballads.
He is justly remembered as the most blameless of the popular heroes of the War of Independence.
In about a week afterwards he spoke again, which shows how little damage he felt, while the good sense, brevity, and blameless manner of the speech (on a copyright bill) announced that he could learn.
She said her only consolation was the fact that the princess allowed her to share her sorrow, that all the old misunderstandings should sink into nothing but this great grief; that she felt herself blameless in regard to everyone, and that he, from above, saw her affection and gratitude.
The generous elevation of David's character is seen most clearly in those parts of his life where an inferior nature would have been most at fault, - in his conduct towards Saul, in the blameless reputation of himself and his band of outlaws in the wilderness of Judah, in his repentance under the rebuke of Nathan and in his noble bearing on the revolt of Absalom.
Urban was serious and humble, opposed to all nepotism, simony, and secular pomp. He was himself of blameless morality and reformed many abuses in the curia.
His charities were large and his private life blameless; he was constantly visiting his diocese, correcting offenders and discharging other episcopal duties; and he compelled neighbouring landholders to restore estates which rightly belonged to the see of Hereford.
Of a cold and worldly temperament, devoid of passion, blameless in his conduct as the father of a family, faithful as the servant of his papal patrons, severe in the administration of the provinces committed to his charge, and indisputably able in his conduct of affairs, he was at the same time, and in spite of these qualities, a man whose moral nature inspires a sentiment of liveliest repugnance.
His character was as transparent as his life was blameless; there are few church fathers whose biography leaves so pure an impression on the reader.
The great council consisted of 3200 citizens of blameless reputation and over twenty-five years of age, a third of the number sitting for six months in turn in the hall of the Cinquecento expressly built for the purpose.
"Mystery-man" had much of the same intention, but in a blameless though not in a happy sense it was true of him to the end of his days.
As Hector Boece, " that pillar of falsehood," dubbed these presbyters " Culdees," " the pure Culdee," a blameless presbyterian, almost prehistoric, has been claimed as the ancestor of Scottish presbyterianism; and episcopacy has been regarded as a deplorable innovation.
Though himself pious, of blameless morality, hospitable to a fault, and so exempt from avarice, says his secretary Conti, that he could not endure the sight of money, it was Sixtus's misfortune to have had no natural outlet for strong affections except unworthy relatives; and his great vices were nepotism, ambition and extravagance.
for a bishop must be blameless."
and to this end selected one who had been a personal friend and whose life had been blameless.
But he is not entirely blameless for the deal.
In fact the only completely blameless person is Franklin, Arden's friend, played by Neil Harvey.
Some leaders of the services are not blameless, either.
When the body falls prey to sickness, the mind is never totally blameless.
From the first couple of sentences: " I'd always lived a fairly blameless life.
Anyway your own party is not exactly blameless on this.
Paul puts the spirit first when he speaks of our whole spirit, soul and body being preserved blameless.
May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Oh, what a joy it will be to be found blameless in the day of judgment!
The Royal Free's management, of course, cannot be held blameless.
blameless victims of crimes of violence.
blameless life, in all its glorious detail.
blameless black-coated gentleman?
blameless man, makes us all tremble in the presence of anything heavenly.
blameless person is Franklin, Arden's friend, played by Neil Harvey.
The blameless expression 'paying lip service ' translates into something very indelicate in German.
We need a savior who is: " holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens.
So then make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him.
His manners were agreeable and his appearance fascinating, but, like many other prelates of the day, his morals were far from blameless, his two dominant passions being greed of gold and love of women, and he was devotedly fond of the children whom his mistresses bore him.
But he was certainly a prudent and circumspect ruler of blameless life, possessing, as Arnold of Lubeck (c. 1160-1212) expresses it, "the sober wisdom of old age even in his tender youth."
Innocent, however, seeing a splendid chan.ce of asserting his authority, declared both the elections that had taken place invalid, the first because it had been clandestine, the second because it had been held under force majeure, and proceeded to nominate a friend of his ownCardinal Stephen Langton, an Englishman of proved capacity and blameless life, then resident in Rome.
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