" "For the children to come?" "And perish in the attempt!" Mrs. A sense of her innocence moved him almost to pity her, an innocence he had never understood till he had come to the knowledge of it through sin, an innocence which she too had not understood while she was innocent or before the strange humiliation of her nature had first come upon her. We are to beware of all men who would turn the tasks and the necessities of the nation to their own private profit or use them for the building up of private power. You have no oath registered in heaven to destroy the Government, while I shall have the most solemn one to "preserve, protect, and defend it.