Turkey and Russia were not slow to take advantage of the calamities of Persia.
Disraeli's Calamities of Authors.
The other, a law of peace, work and health, whose only aim is to deliver man from the calamities which beset him.
His great treatise, in seven books, Adversus Gentes (or Nationes), on account of which he takes rank as a Christian apologist, appears to have been occasioned by a desire to answer the complaint then brought against the Christians, that the prevalent calamities and disasters were due to their impiety and had come upon men since the establishment of their religion.
On awaking he addressed kind words to the compassionate brother, and then prophesied that dire calamities would befall Florence during the reign of a pope named Clement.