" "Won't YOU tell, Douglas?" somebody else inquired. I didn't ask more than that-- I only asked that he should KNOW; and the only way to be sure he knew would be to see it, and the kind light of it, in his handsome face. *** William Howard Taft Inaugural Address Thursday, March 4, 1909 My Fellow-Citizens: ANYONE who has taken the oath I have just taken must feel a heavy weight of responsibility. Then, almost at the instant of that touch, almost at the verge of sinful consent, he found himself standing far away from the flood upon a dry shore, saved by a sudden act of the will or a sudden ejaculation; and, seeing the silver line of the flood far away and beginning again its slow advance towards his feet, a new thrill of power and satisfaction shook his soul to know that he had not yielded nor undone all.