About the middle of the same century grammar had a far abler exponent at Rome in the person of Aelius Donatus, the preceptor of St Jerome, as well as the author of a text-book that remained in use throughout the middle ages.
It had, however, the merit of stimulating abler workers in the same field.
In all that followed Arabi was put forward as the leader of the discontented Egyptians; he was in reality little more than the mouthpiece and puppet of abler men such as Ali Rubi and Mahmud Sami.
Behind him were a group of men, much abler than.
Europe has perhaps never seen an abler series of princes than these fourteen lineal descendants of Dirk I.