In those days the frequent visitation of plagues made men fear the gathering together of multitudes.
In the latter there occurred the suggestive remarks that, whereas revolutions made men prematurely old and weary, the work of colonization tended to renew the youth of nations.
Its popular aim and its rationalistic method made men overlook its real contents, which were not put clearly before them.
His readers needed most the moral heroism of fidelity to the Unseen, which made men "despise shame" due to aught that sinners in their unbelief might do to them (xii.
The Jewish scribes thus fenced the law of vows with a traditional interpretation which made men break.