He was of a somewhat voluptuous and self-indulgent temperament, which shrark from danger and active exertion.
During the troubles in the Cevennes (see Huguenots) he softened to the utmost of his power the rigour of the edicts, and showed himself so indulgent even to what he regarded as error, that his memory was long held in veneration amongst the Protestants of that district.
According to this authority Jovinian in 388 was living at Rome the celibate life of an ascetic monk, possessed a good acquaintance with the Bible, and was the author of several minor works, but, undergoing an heretical change of view, afterwards became a self-indulgent Epicurean and unrefined sensualist.
My father was most loving and indulgent, devoted to his home, seldom leaving us, except in the hunting season.
One must be indulgent to little weaknesses; who is free from them, Andrew?