We therefore do him the injustice of mistaking his infirmity for perversity.
He lost some of his influence at first after the death of Wladislaus, but continued to be the guiding spirit at court, till age and infirmity confined him almost entirely to his house in the last three years of his life.
As age and infirmity were telling upon him, the estates in 1389 appointed his second surviving son Robert, earl of Fife, afterwards duke of Albany, guardian of the kingdom.
It was a noble end to what, in spite of its besetting sin of infirmity of moral purpose, was a not ignoble life.
Bodily infirmity, combined with mental aptitude, were eventually considered to indicate a theological vocation; he was, in 1584, placed at the seminary of Adelberg, and thence removed, two years later, to that of Maulbronn.
In spite of his age and infirmity he showed some vigour in dealing with Cade's rebellion, and by his official experience and skill did what he could for four years to sustain the king's authority.
A constitutional infirmity has been suggested as the reason, and the conjecture derives support from several peculiarities in his writings.
Infirmity had compelled him towards the end of his life to depute the chief command to his younger son Orkhan, by whom in 1326 the conquest of Brusa was at last effected after a long siege.
He is not the only man whom absorption in work and infirmity of temper have made into a provoking husband, though few wives have had Mrs Carlyle's capacity for expressing the sense of injustice.
In 1136 he accompanied the imperial forces to Italy in the capacity of standard-bearer, distinguished himself by his soldierly skill, and in view of the increasing age and infirmity of Lothair, sought to win the favour of Pope Innocent II.
About 1467 his only son, John, died, and increasing infirmity led him to contemplate abdication.
Men who, otherwise suitable, have some slight infirmity are drafted into the non-combatant branches.
Leo, temperamentally stern, hard-working in spite of bodily infirmity, died at Rome on the 10th of February 1829.
The infirmity of the old king and the dissensions in the council of state placed the government, and especially the control of foreign affairs, entirely in his hands.
It is necessary to insist upon this point, since it serves to illustrate a radical infirmity in Machiavelli's genius.