When Frederic the Great gained West Prussia by the first partition of Poland (1772), he was uniting together once more the dominions of the Order, sundered since 1466; and it is the kings of Prussia who have inherited the Order's task of maintaining German influence on the banks of the Vistula.
The allies would thus be irremediably sundered, and all that remained would be to destroy them in detail.
Conservative that it preserved side by side the deposits of different ages of thought sundered perhaps by thousands of years.
In the case of the southern continents the difficulty is, however, to determine whether allied groups of mammals (and other animals) have reached their present isolated habitats by dispersal from the north along widely sundered longitudinal lines, or whether such a distribution implies the former existence of equatorial land-connexions.
In New Zealand, Chinese, Vedic, Indian and Greek myths the pair had to be sundered.'