The town is noted for the excellence of its pottery.
One cause for the excellence of her letters is the great number of them.
The standard of excellence in the ancient writers was indeed far above the level of the 16th century; but the fatal habit of taking at second hand what should have been acquired by direct observation retarded progress more than the possession of better models assisted it, so that the fundamental faults of medieval science remained uncorrected.
Hence it is referred to as "the Feast" par excellence (Heb.
Excellence which in some respects has never been excelled or even perhaps equalled.