He was educated in Lyons, and from an early age was imbued with royalist principles.
Although his kingdom was nominally independent of Carthage, it really stood to it in a relation of vassalage; it was directly under Carthaginian influences, and was imbued to a very considerable extent with Carthaginian civilization.
They were penitents, and no doubt imbued with the ancient belief that without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sins.
Patrick was doubtless educated as a Christian and was imbued with reverence for the Roman Empire.
A community already strongly imbued with pantheistic notions; yet, at best, that creed could only appeal to the sympathies of a comparatively limited portion of the people.