This roused the emperor to visit him with a severer punishment, though Innocent I.
St Mark tells us only his message of hope; but here we read the severer language with which he called men to repentance.
Classical studies he regarded as an agreeable relaxation from severer pursuits.
He began to think of quitting the world, and pondered a plan for establishing a kind of humanistic convent, where he might dedicate himself, in the company of kindred spirits, to still severer studies and a closer communion with God.
He did but express the spirit of the period he opened; and it may also be added that his own ideal was higher and severer than that of the illustrious humanists who followed him.