Barclay had, however, no sympathy with the anti-clerical diatribes of John Skelton, whom he more than once attacks.
He had offered himself as a candidate for the office of secretary to the Assembly of Notables which the king had just convened, and to bring his name before the public published another financial work, the Denonciation de 'agiotage, which abounded in such violent diatribes that he not only lost his election, but was obliged to retire to Tongres; and he further injured his prospects by publishing the reports he had sent in during his secret mission at Berlin.
His last days were harassed by the diatribes of the Puritan preacher, Francis Cheynell.
His diatribes against woman suggest a touch of madness, and he was in fact at one time seized with an attack of insanity.
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