He fought with success against the German tribes, but soon left the defence of the Upper Rhine to his legates and returned to Rome, where he abandoned himself to all kinds of debauchery and excess.
Treachery and debauchery filled the first years of the annals of the beautiful island.
Alexius III., sunk in debauchery, took no efficient measures to resist.
I shall perish of my debauchery if Thou utterly desertest me!
It was delivered on St Thomas's day (1609) before the feast of Christ's nativity, and in it he rebuked sharply "lusory lotts" and the "heathenish debauchery" of the students during the twelve days ensuing.