In the imperial administration, the corruption and long-established abuses which had momentarily vanished, began to reappear.
Nearly all the natives are Christians, Protestant missions having been long established in several of the islands.
The earlier Persian kings acknowledged the various religions of the petty peoples; they were also patrons of their temples and would take care to preserve an ancient right of asylum or the privileges of long-established cults.'
But in that case it might be difficult to find a systematic philosopher who would escape the charge of mysticism; and it is better to remain by long-established and serviceable distinctions.
He declares that in spite of long-established conditions and correspondingly evoked characters new conditions will cause new responsive characters.