Behold how, beginning with the discovery of printing, architecture withers away little by little, becomes lifeless and bare.
Sculpture becomes statuary, the image trade becomes painting, the canon becomes music.
But isolation probably acts more efficiently in checking the immigration of better adapted organisms, after any physical change, such as of climate or elevation of the land, &c.; and thus new places in the natural economy of the country are left open for the old inhabitants to struggle for, and become adapted to, through modifications in their structure and constitution.
Throughout a great and open area, not only will there be a better chance of favourable variations arising from the large number of individuals of the same species there supported, but the conditions of life are infinitely complex from the large number of already existing species; and if some of these many species become modified and improved, others will have to be improved in a corresponding degree or they will be exterminated.
But in maintaining armed men there in place of colonies one spends much more, having to consume on the garrison all the income from the state, so that the acquisition turns into a loss, and many more are exasperated, because the whole state is injured; through the shifting of the garrison up and down all become acquainted with hardship, and all become hostile, and they are enemies who, whilst beaten on their own ground, are yet able to do hurt.
The king, however, having acquired Lombardy, regained at once the authority which Charles had lost: Genoa yielded; the Florentines became his friends; the Marquess of Mantua, the Duke of Ferrara, the Bentivogli, my lady of Forli, the Lords of Faenza, of Pesaro, of Rimini, of Camerino, of Piombino, the Lucchese, the Pisans, the Sienese--everybody made advances to him to become his friend.
She understood that he had become
a monk in order to be above those who considered themselves his superiors.
Learn from me, if not by my precepts, at least by my example, how dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge and how much happier that man is who believes his native town to be the world, than he who aspires to become
greater than his nature will allow.
About this time the King came home from his expedition, and thought it a great blow that no one knew what had become
of Hermod; but the Queen consoled him as best she could, and after a time the King thought less about his disappearance.
We have had many dangerous adventures together, and escaped them all, and now it grieves me to know he has become
an ornament, and is lost to me forever."
The Sultan begged her to become
a Mohammedan so that he might marry her.
Summer have I become
entirely, and summer-noontide!