The plan of a drain, the change of a fence, the felling of a tree, and the destination of every acre for wheat, turnips, or spring corn, was entered into with as much equality of interest by John, as his cooler manners rendered
possible; and if his willing brother ever left him any thing to inquire about, his inquiries even approached a tone of eagerness.
Have I had nothing more important to remember, in the great service you rendered
me that day?
All others being excluded from the tent, this attendant relieved his master from the more burdensome parts of his armour, and placed food and wine before him, which the exertions of the day rendered
The word is strongly expressive in their language, but not easily rendered
into English; it signifies, "to retire to his first mother.
Should he reach destination methinks I shall have rendered
some service to Your Excellency, as from many parts I am urged to send him off, so as to dispel the loathing and disgust caused by another Don Quixote who, under the name of Second Part, has run masquerading through the whole world.
And further, I continued to exercise myself in the method I had prescribed; for, besides taking care in general to conduct all my thoughts according to its rules, I reserved some hours from time to time which I expressly devoted to the employment of the method in the solution of mathematical difficulties, or even in the solution likewise of some questions belonging to other sciences, but which, by my having detached them from such principles of these sciences as were of inadequate certainty, were rendered
almost mathematical: the truth of this will be manifest from the numerous examples contained in this volume.
The means of revenue, which have been so greatly multiplied by the increase of gold and silver and of the arts of industry, and the science of finance, which is the offspring of modern times, concurring with the habits of nations, have produced an entire revolution in the system of war, and have rendered
disciplined armies, distinct from the body of the citizens, the inseparable companions of frequent hostility.
A zeal for different opinions concerning religion, concerning government, and many other points, as well of speculation as of practice; an attachment to different leaders ambitiously contending for pre-eminence and power; or to persons of other descriptions whose fortunes have been interesting to the human passions, have, in turn, divided mankind into parties, inflamed them with mutual animosity, and rendered
them much more disposed to vex and oppress each other than to co-operate for their common good.
By 'the several kinds in separate parts,' I mean, that some parts are rendered
through the medium of verse alone, others again with the aid of song.
It is even supposed that the tinge of the latter is that of reddish sand-stone, like much of that known in our own world, but more decided in tint, while two brilliant white spots, at its poles, are thought to be light reflected from the snows of those regions, rendered
more conspicuous, or disappearing, as they first emerge from a twelvemonths' winter, or melt in a summer of equal duration.
The author has elsewhere said that the character of Leather-Stocking is a creation, rendered
probable by such auxiliaries as were necessary to produce that effect.
Your majesty must be rendered
very uneasy by the illness of M.