Of the first, those that had an humble origin and rose to the greatness they still preserve, the Ottoman house may serve as an example, which from an humble and lowly shepherd, its founder, has reached the height at which we now see it. (not reviewed by editor)
"This seems a mysterious thing," said the curate, "for, as I have heard say, this was the first book of chivalry printed in Spain, and from this all the others derive their birth and origin; so it seems to me that we ought inexorably to condemn it to the flames as the founder of so vile a sect." (not reviewed by editor)
Samples from Other Sources
The project foundered
The ship foundered in the storm.
Come with me to Founder`s Hall.
Henry H. Neff -- The Maelstrom
Good, yes, but Otrera is the founder of the Amazons.
Rick Riordan -- The Son of Neptune
And so was the founder of the Daily Gleaner [Jamaica`s major newspaper].