The expressions which I have used are temperate and feeble, if compared with the vehement invectives of Jerom (tom. i. p.13, 45, 144, etc. [tom. p. 259, etc., ed. Vallars.]). In his turn he was reproached with the guilt which he imputed to his other monks: and the Sceleratus, the Versipellis, was publicly accused as the lover of the widow Paula (tom. ii. p. 363). He undoubtedly possessed the affections both of the mother and the daughter; but declares that he never abused his influence to any selfish or sensual purpose.