The proceedings were characterized by excessive merriment and licentiousness.
Throughout the divorce proceedings Warham's position was essentially that of an old and weary man.
As deputy he had no vote, and he naturally took little share in the debates, but it was part of his duty to send written reports of the proceedings to his patron, since the government, with a well-grounded fear of all that might stir popular feeling, refused to allow any published reports.
Rouvier was able to make a statement of the whole proceedings in the chamber, which received the assent of all parties.
The number of penal proceedings, especially those within the competence of praetors, has also increased,, chiefly on account of the frequency of minor contraventions of the law referred to in the section Crime.