Plots of ground were burned over, trees were girdled, and seeds were planted by means of sharpened sticks.
Many times plots were laid against his life.
More injurious than plots of this nature was the political agitation carried on in Cape Colony and in Great Britain.
Even when we treat him merely as a dramatist our enjoyment of his later works gains enormously if we take them as organic wholes, and not as mere plots dressed up in verse and action.
Janissaries leisure to engage in plots against the sultan, and in order to occupy them and to remove them from the capital advantage was taken of the king of Poland having intervened in the affairs of Transylvania and the principalities to declare war against him.