Pascal, however, failed to save his friend; in February 1656 Arnauld was solemnly degraded.
Indignant at such an outrage, Arnauld was no longer to be restrained.
Arnauld took advantage of this moment to execute the orders which he had received from the pope.
The duchess, alarmed, immediately had Arnauld conveyed to her palace.
Here he became widely known as a director of consciences, forming a particular friendship with the influential Arnauld family.
Her friend, M. de Pomponne, was Arnauld, the son of M. d'Andilly.
Arnauld, though so intimately connected with Racine for many years, had not read his compositions.
Passages to the same effect occur in Malebranche, Arnauld, and Nicole.
Arnauld, in his turn, frankly acknowledged the truth forced upon him.
Arnauld had the credit of making a personal peace between the foes.