His ordinary life was that of an officer of the Guards, modified by the ceremonial duties incumbent on him as heir to the throne.
A rector is incumbent of a benefice never held under a monastery, and he receives all the tithes; a vicar (i.e.
Both his talents and his temper made him utterly indisposed to maintain the attitude supposed to be incumbent on a republican president; and his tongue was never a carefully governed one.
When homicide took place vengeance was regarded as a sacred duty incumbent on the relatives, and sometimes at least the lord also, of the slain man; but, as in the case of any other injury, compensation could be made by a fixed payment.
At the age of twenty-four he entered the priesthood, becoming one of two curates under the incumbent of Pingjum, a village near his birthplace.