But apart from its extravagances, his theory has undoubted elements of truth.
But the storm overwhelmed him: sober Catholics felt that his vulgar extravagances had prejudiced Catholic doctrine, and Miltitz, who was sent from Rome to deal with the situation, administered to him a severe castigation.
His extravagances and success at length brought down upon him the hand of the law.
The barons alternated between the extravagances of Western chivalry and the attractions of Eastern luxury: they returned from the field to divans with frescoed walls and floors of mosaic, Persian rugs and embroidered silk hangings.
Some of the earliest adherents indulged in extravagances of no measured kind.