abelard was proud and ambitious, and the highest prizes of an ecclesiastical and scholastic career seemed within his grasp.
Of the epistle from Eloisa to abelard, I do not know the date.
Could you think me guilty of sacrificing the virtuous and learned abelard to any other but God?
It is said that "few teachers ever held such sway as did abelard for a time."
abelard's spirit was broken, as he saw all hopes of ecclesiastical promotion at an end, and his fame turned to notoriety.
But even abelard was sobered in time, and so was Mr. Prywell.
She would rather bear all manner of disgrace than stand in the way of abelard's advancement.
Dear abelard,—You expect, perhaps, that I should accuse you of negligence.
So abelard turned to divert himself with immoral indulgences, and at thirty-eight began the life of passion.
From that time abelard could visit Heloise without restraint.