After the retirement of the British troops in 1814 the constitution lapsed, and the royal authority became once more absolute.
Nothing can be further from the truth than the once favourite theory that instincts are the survivals of lapsed reasoning processes.
Those at St Peter's, Westminster, and St Paul's, attained a fame which has survived, while other similar foundations lapsed, such as St Anthony's (Threadneedle Street, City), at which Sir Thomas More, Archbishop Whitgift and many other men of eminence received education.
Pamphylia was for a short time included in the dominions of Amyntas, king of Galatia, but after his death lapsed into a district of a Roman province, and its name is not again mentioned in history.
During the protectorate all patent rights virtually lapsed, and mirrors and drinking-glasses were once more imported from Venice.