If a pretext had been wanting to warrant the taking up of arms against the Papacy, that pretext Valla had afforded.
The attack opened by Valla upon the hypocrisies and false doctrines of monasticism was both powerful and novel.
But Valla raised against him many enemies by the severity of his satire on almost all the learned men of his time.
The storm his treatise excited, raged at first so wildly that Valla thought it prudent to take flight.
Valla's Antidote is written in a more tempered spirit and a purer Latin style.
Fazio ventured to criticise the style of Valla, in whose works he professed to have detected five hundred faults of language.
It seems to me that this continuation of the tale may elucidate the difficulty which Valla did not wish to treat.
The appearance of Valla's 'Eleganti' marked an epoch in the evolution of this stylistic art.
Valla, in the famous dialogue De Voluptate, attacks the problem of conduct from another point of view.
Part of them is devoted to a defence of his own Latinity, and to a critique of Valla's Eleganti.