Besides the progress of industry and technique, we see a growing discontent among the masses; we see, besides the expansion ("expansion,", Fr.) of instruction, distrust and hatred expanding among nations ("s'étendre la méfiance et la haine entre," Fr.), that vie with one another ("qui rivalisent à l'envi," Fr.), by the increase of their armies and the improvement of their engines of murder ("engins meurtriers", Fr.).
Even as a surgeon, minding off to cutSome cureless limb,—before in ure he putHis violent engins on the vicious member,Bringeth his patient in a senseless slumber,And grief-less then (guided by use and art),To save the whole, sawes off th' infested part.guillaume de salluste du bartas
Bring therefore all the forces that ye may, And lay incessant battery to her heart; Playnts, prayers, vowes, truth, sorrow, and dismay; Those engins can the proudest love convert: And, if those fayle, fall down and dy before her; So dying live, and living do adore her.Edmund Spenser