"The charm of his style," argues another, "has so dazzled men as to make them blind to his defects."
Dazzled by his success, he resolved to use his army not to defend Antioch against the Greeks, but to attack Alexius.
Dazzled society by his Magyar uniform, which was encrusted all over, even to the boots, with pearls and diamonds; while the Turkish ambassador, Sarim Effendi, caused much diversion by his bewilderment.
In matters of the heart, if any consoling or any disturbing passion played a great part in his life, we do not know it; we know only (apart from a few passing shadows cast by calumny and envy) of affectionate and dignified relations with friends, patrons and pupils, of public and private regard mixed in the days of his youth with dazzled admiration, and in those of his age with something of reverential awe.
But the dauphin Louis, although a bad son and impatient for the crown, was not -dazzled by all this.