He was a staunch supporter of Charlemagne's principles of government and educational reforms; he established schools, and by his own literary achievements showed himself a worthy member of the learned circle which graced the Carolingian court.
Of splendid sculptors in wood that graced the 11th, 12th and I3th centuries left names never to be forgotten, but undoubtedly many other artists of scarcely less force regarded bronze-casting as their principal business.
His return was graced with all the pomp of a triumphal entry, but in two months after he was again in exile.
A long oak table graced the center of the room, its ten carved chairs at attention.
His palaces outshone those of his king, and few monarchs could afford such a display of plate as commonly graced the cardinal's table.