Rigid and expeditious justice is the first safeguard of freedom, the basis of all ordered liberty, the vital force of progress. --Stephaneforos! What were they now but cerements shaken from the body of death--the fear he had walked in night and day, the incertitude that had ringed him round, the shame that had abased him within and without-- cerements, the linens of the grave? His soul had arisen from the grave of boyhood, spurning her grave-clothes. Of course now indeed she might be with the maids, so that the immediate thing was to look for her without an air of alarm. No music must be heard, no song be set or sung, but what is grave and Doric.