He thus became a persona grata with the party in power; he was already a colonel of dragoons, and in 1792 he was given a command in the army of the North.
The maharaja was passionately fond of sport, and his shooting parties were celebrated, while he himself became a persona grata in English society.
Tostis pamphlet was known to represent papal ideas, and Tosti himself was persona grata to the Italian government.
He was a man of exemplary life and a friend of Erasmus and the humanists, besides being a persona grata at the court of Louise of Savoy and Francis I.
His position in Italy was similar to that of Bishop Dupanloup in France; and, as but a moderate supporter of the policy enunciated in the Syllabus, he was not altogether persona grata to Pius IX.