His conduct for the next three years teems with inconsistencies which we may deplore but cannot pass over.
Thus Inigo Jones laments the disappearance of stones that were standing when he measured it; and both Stukely and Aubrey deplore the loss of fallen stones that were removed to make bridges, mill-dams and the like.
In after years he so far forgot himself as to write of Saint-Simon as a depraved quack, and to deplore his connexion with him as purely mischievous.
One may deplore his unfortunate history and wasted genius, but it is impossible to regret his exclusion from the government of England.
The more I consider this mighty tail, the more do I deplore my inability to express it.