He experimented in the outlying provinces of his empire; and the Russians noted with open murmurs that, not content with governing through foreign instruments, he was conferring on Poland, Finland and the Baltic provinces benefits denied to themselves.
The appointment caused some murmurs; since Becket, at the time when it was made, was still a simple deacon.
In spite of some murmurs even this law was adopted.
Murmurs arose among the wounded who were waiting.
He began to adopt a more critical attitude towards Wolsey's policy, foreign and domestic; and to give ear to the murmurs against the cardinal and his ecclesiastical rule.