Collier deprecated the extent of the authority assumed by the patron and the servility of the poorer clergy.
But mysticism and political servility between them gave the deathblow to chiliasm in the Greek Church.
Their servility awakened the bitterest contempt of their conquerors and forms the best excuse for the unparalleled severity of the French yoke.
He shares with Daru the honour of being the hardest worker and most devoted supporter in Napoleon's service; but it has generally been considered that he carried devotion to the length of servility, and thus often compromised the real interests of France.
He aspired to the role of a politician, and has left a memorable example of genius degraded to servility for the sake of a riband and a title.