The emperors Claudius, Nerva and Trajan turned their attention to the district, and under their example and exhortation the Roman aristocracy erected numerous villas within its boundaries, and used them at least for summer residences.
All the Masons sat down in their places, and one of them read an exhortation on the necessity of humility.
Since the end of the 18th century, although a great number of volumes of sermons have been and continue to be published, and although the pulpit holds its own in Protestant and Catholic countries alike, for purposes of exhortation and encouragement, it cannot be said that the sermon has in any way extended its influence as a form of pure literature.
After another pause he said: "Behold now, brethren, this is my exhortation to you.
Upon his deathbed, and "made to him a very weighty exhortation, in which he used a good degree of freedom."