During the seven years which he passed in the drudgery of penning definitions and marking quotations for transcription, he sought for relaxation in literary labour of a more agreeable kind.
A further relaxation appears about the same time.
People in these jobs know two states: working, which they do not enjoy, and relaxation, which is far better.
Every relaxation of the old thoroughgoing position was welcomed and supported by converts only half converted.
The reaction against the inevitable tendencies towards mitigation and relaxation led to a number of reforms that produced upwards of twenty different congregations within the order, each governed by a vicar-general, who was subject to the general of the order.