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  • In the spring of 1792 he received the rank of marechal de camp in command of the cavalry in the army of the north; but the influence of the extremists becoming predominant he took indefinite leave of absence, and settled at Auteuil, where, with Condorcet and Cabanis, he devoted himself to scientific studies.
  • A report of the Venetian ambassador Marino Giorgi bearing date of March 1517 indicates some of his predominant characteristics:- "The pope is a good-natured and extremely free-hearted man, who avoids every difficult situation and above all wants peace; he would not undertake a war himself unless his own personal interests were involved; he loves learning; of canon law and literature he possesses remarkable knowledge; he is, moreover, a very excellent musician."
  • Egyptian influence is almost absent until the time of Psammetichus, but then becomes predominant for a while.
  • West, west-central and eastern France outside these areas, where meadows are predominant and both dairying and fattening are general.
  • Such a system gave to the elder men of a tribe a predominant position, and generally respect was shown to the aged.

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