But, in France at least, these critics were the first to render justice to his learning, his talents and his disinterestedness.
The great number of benefices which he held left room for some doubt as to his disinterestedness.
The Parisians received the news of the event with joy, believing that freedom was now at last to be established on a firm basis by the man whose name was the synonym for victory in the field and disinterestedness in civil affairs.
But with characteristic disinterestedness and modesty he declined all such honours.
The change in the government of the church, the rival council of Pisa, the ecclesiastical and political dissensions within and without the council, and the lack of disinterestedness on the part of its members, all combined to frustrate the hopes which its convocation had awakened.