Genius is not a retainer to any emperor, nor is its material silver, or gold, or marble, except to a trifling extent.
The land in Scotland was now, with trifling exceptions, let on leases for terms varying from twenty to thirty years, and in farms of sufficient size to employ at the least two or three ploughs.
The latter, making some trifling concessions, consented to present himself before Elizabeth.
Upon this apparently trifling question arose a controversy which lasted many years, occupied several universities, and led to the interposition of personages no less important than the pope and the emperor, but which is thought to have largely contributed to the final downfall of the Arabian medicine.
He is free from the scholastic trifling and learned frivolity which tainted the rhetorical culture of his century.