render vain

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May the culture of life and love render vain the logic of death,' he said.
Yet as I read, soon growing less severe, I lik'd his Project, the success did fear; Through that wide Field how he his way should find O'er which lame Faith leads Understanding blind; Lest he perplext the things he would explain, And what was easie he should render vain.
This appears to lie behind his "misdoubting" as it is elaborated in the second verse paragraph, where Marvell says that he "did fear" Milton's "success," "Lest he perplext the things he would explain, / And what was easie he should render vain.