Today marks the beginning not only of a new administration, but of a period that will be eventful, perhaps decisive, for us and for the world. You implore now a moment of earthly life wherein to repent: In vain. He bent down and asked her was there a chapel near. "What has he done?" I hesitated; then I judged best simply to hand her my letter-- which, however, had the effect of making her, without taking it, simply put her hands behind her.