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  • With more lenity and the position of Fesch thus became for a time less difficult.
  • This ill-judged lenity provoked a few months later an intolerable insult to his dignity.
  • Severity and extreme lenity were strangely mingled in the treatment he received.
  • It is probable that these small but practical concessions would have satisfied the lay Roman Catholics and the secular priests, but they were very far from contenting the Jesuits, by whom the results of such leniency were especially feared: "What rigour of laws would not compass in so many years," wrote Henry Tichborne, the Jesuit, in 1598, "this liberty and lenity will effectuate in 20 days, to wit the disfurnishing of the seminaries, the disanimating of men to come and others to return, the expulsion of the society and confusion as in Germany, extinction of zeal and favour, disanimation of princes from the hot pursuit of the enterprise..
  • This savage punishment was approved by the higher officers of the navy, who showed great lenity to men of their own rank.
 

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