He was a pious young man, simple to the Cbaracter verge of imbecility; a little later he developed actual henry vi.
According to the professed champions of that character, this conduct was a tissue of such dastardly imbecility, such heartless irresolution and such brainless inconsistency as for ever to dispose of her time-honoured claim to the credit of intelligence and courage.
It was saved by the imbecility and disunion of the hostile powers.
Thus the "imbecility" of reason becomes their warrant for the reception by another organ - i.e.
The time of the Ashtarkhanides had been for the most part a time of dissolution and decay; fanaticism and imbecility went hand in hand.