This was rejected by a majority of the diet, a result which deeply affected Rossi, and induced him to look with favour on the suggestions of Guizot and the duc de Broglie that he should settle in France.
But he was known as a humorist, and the public, which had learned to expect jokes from him, rejected this little book almost entirely.
His father had given him powers to treat, but afterwards threw him over and rejected the terms of accommodation that he had proposed.
3 The Copernican theory is rejected in name, but retained in substance.
Though rejected by the Jesuits, who found peripatetic formulae a faithful weapon against the enemies of the church, Cartesianism was warmly adopted by the Oratory, which saw in Descartes something of St Augustine, by Port Royal, which discovered a connexion between the new system and Jansenism, and by some amongst the Benedictines and the order of Ste Genevieve.