No war was ever more grievous to freedom and civilization.
This was a grievous blow to William, but his courage did not fail.
His lengthy explanations are the more grievous because he insists on the same points in several of his books.
Between 374 and 377 we read of grievous complaints of injustice and extortion perpetrated under legal forms, the result probably of the recent panic, and pointing to an increasing weakness and timidity at headquarters.
The latter were the dominant party in the days of Frederick II., although very unpopular on account of the grievous taxes imposed by the empire.