It aims less at clearness and vividness than at epigrammatic point.
This subject has been recently treated with admirable clearness by Marti in his useful treatise Die Religion des A.T.
Generally it may be said that throughout his long reign Francis Joseph remained the real ruler of his dominions; he not only kept in his hands the appointment and dismissal of his ministers, but himself directed their policy, and owing to the great knowledge of affairs, the unremitting diligence and clearness of apprehension, to which all who transacted business with him have borne testimony, lie was able to keep a very real control even of the details of government.
The art of his comedies consists in the clearness and simplicity with which the situation is presented and developed, and in the consistency and moderation with which his various characters play their parts.
For the sake of clearness, we have anticipated the course of events by nearly a century.