He began in his native Lombardy to advocate apostolic poverty as a remedy for the acknowledged evils of the Church.
The advocates of all these reforms were also their beneficiaries, the merchants.
As the representative of the small merchants and the small landholders, this school advocated policies of state control and specialized in the study and annotation of classical books which seemed to favour their ideas.
The advocates of a criminal are seldom artists enough to turn the beautiful terribleness of the deed to the advantage of the doer.
‘No,’ returned Steerforth, ‘the advocates are civilians—men who have taken a doctor’s degree at college—which is the first reason of my knowing anything about it.