Still more pitiable was the condition of the court.
For some time, however, after Madame du Chatelet's death he was in a state of pitiable unsettlement.
But his Taxation no Tyranny was a pitiable failure.
This outdoor life, however, did not suffice to recruit Parkman's health, and by 1848, when he began writing The Conspiracy of Pontiac, he had reached a truly pitiable condition.
With the growing anarchy of the capital many of its members resigned and fled, and their places could not be filled up. Roederer himself has left in his Chronique des cinquante jours (1832) an account of the pitiable part played by the directory of the department in the critical period between the 10th of June and the 10th of August 1792.