That descendant of old Agnes is most certainly the devil, or at least his viceregent.
Upon David's throne will sit this prince of David as viceregent.
Do you call God's viceregent upon earth, you old demi-stitching, demi-praying fool, an infidel dog?
It seemed to him impossible that the intercession of the viceregent of God and the power of his prayer should be without effect.
The state had grown up around a sanctuary, the god of which was nominally its ruler, the human patesi being his viceregent.