He skilfully avoided entanglement in the Jackson-Calhoun imbroglio.
He had not the genius to find a way out of the French entanglement or the skill to steer a constitutional monarchy between rival factions.
They had rated each other highly in the entanglement, and by mutual consent began repeating the performance regularly.
The chief success of the government lay in the field of foreign politics, where it prudently avoided entanglement in the ambitious schemes of Hellenistic monarchs, but gained great prestige by energetic interference against aggressors who threatened the existing balance of power or the security of the seas.
From this theological entanglement the problem of free will did not escape for long centuries.