He purchased the allegiance of the stryeltsi, or musketeers, and then, summoning the boyars of the council, earnestly represented to them that Theodore, scarce able to live, was surely unable to reign, and urged the substitution of little Peter.
"Desire earnestly the greater gifts," he wrote to the Corinthians.
Himself earnestly to the task of recreating the fleet, which had never recovered from the effects of the disaster of Lissa.
He earnestly supported what he felt to be true freedom, especially in matters of religious worship, though the energetic appeal on behalf of church bells in his Rapport sur la liberte des cultes procured him the sobriquet of Jordan-Cloche.
10-12) and earnestly commends its members to the Israelites' benevolence (xii.
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