Purposes, therefore, at once just and pacific will be significantly marked in the conduct of our foreign affairs. Ten years of peace, at home and abroad, have assuaged the animosities of political contention and blended into harmony the most discordant elements of public opinion. They've made them--their two friends, I mean--still cleverer even than nature did; for it was wondrous material to play on! Flora has now her grievance, and she'll work it to the end. Father Arnall wrote a hard sum on the board and then said: --Now then, who will win? Go ahead, York! Go ahead, Lancaster! Stephen tried his best, but the sum was too hard and he felt confused.