Uproar the universal peace, confound All unity on earth.
I am afraid they have awak’d, And ’tis not done: the attempt, and not the deed, Confounds us.
I conjure you, by that which you profess,— Howe’er you come to know it,—answer me: Though you untie the winds, and let them fight Against the churches; though the yesty waves Confound and swallow navigation up; Though bladed corn be lodg’d, and trees blown down; Though castles topple on their warders’ heads; Though palaces and pyramids do slope Their heads to their foundations; though the treasure Of nature’s germins tumble all together, Even till destruction sicken,—answer me To what…
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She confounded her critics.
She confounded their attempts to get a "yes" vote.