It tended to destroy the power of self-command, and exposed the master to the baneful influences of flattery.
Such were some of the methods that Torquemada introduced into the Spanish Inquisition, which was to have so baneful an effect upon the whole country.
In this manner the movement in favour of ending the baneful regime of Leopold II.
Their baneful activities were exposed in the inquiries that followed the Irish rebellion of 1798, and the result was the Corresponding Societies Bill, introduced by Pitt on the i9th of April 1799, which completed the series of repressive measures and practically suspended the f~opular constitution of England.
He was perhaps wanting in firmness of character, and the undue influence exercised over him by unscrupulous ministers, or by the seductions of fairer but no less ambitious votaries of statecraft, led him to make concessions which tarnished the glory of his reign, and were followed by baneful results for the welfare of his empire.