The conclusion, then, which seems warranted by the evidence, is that the acolyte was an office only at Rome, and, becoming an order in the Gallican Church, found its way as such into the Roman books at some period before the fusion of the two rites under Charlemagne.
This view, however, seems to involve the existence of a greater feeling for constitutionalism than is warranted by the information at our disposal.
Schefer's objections, is warranted both by the astronomical details and by the metrical requirements of the respective verses.
But the presence of a second cotyledon in grasses is extremely doubtful, and though there may be ground for reconsidering the position of Nymphaeaceae, their association with the grasses as a distinct class is not warranted by a comparative examination of the members of the two orders.
Such a conclusion is by no means warranted by the facts, for in Tertiary times, as we have seen, the European flora had a distinctly " American " facies.