claris had just reached France on his return from the seminary at Lausanne.
Legioni Vipstanius Messala præerat, claris majoribus, egregius ipse, et qui solus ad id bellum artes bonas attulisset.
The priests were not so successful with claris, the preacher, who contrived to escape their clutches.
“claris is not in the habit of doing so,” he returned with, I thought, some severity.
In 1748, the noble, self-denying, indefatigable claris died—one of the few Protestant pastors who died in his bed.
There is chiasmus here, since privata is contrasted with honoratis and quieta with claris.