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The convert was invited to Braniewo (Brunsberga) in Varmia, where the first Jesuits' house in the Commonwealth had been founded in 1564-65, to tell the gathered polemists about the motives for his conversion.
After the signature of "Paul the Bishop of Constantinople" in the third place, there follow those of patriarches of Alexandria, Antioch, and Jerusalem--disproving the assertion of certain Western polemists that these patriarchs did not take part in the council, and that therefore it was not ecumenical.
Polemists like Foxe and John Bale often depict the papist persecutors as imposing their wills on their victims in a way that brings sexual pleasure to the perpetator.
While this reading successfully accounts for the defeatist stance of non-royalist poets Milton and Marvell, a larger question might still be raised as to how the vitalism of a Harvey and a Cavendish, both committed Royalists and polemists, may have served a conservative agenda which advocated a distanced yet still active central power.