Now I call that friendly, don't you? Yes, I liked her today. It awakens, or ought to awaken, or induces, or ought to induce, an esthetic stasis, an ideal pity or an ideal terror, a stasis called forth, prolonged, and at last dissolved by what I call the rhythm of beauty. From those officers, especially, who are charged with the collection and disbursement of the public revenue will prompt and rigid accountability be required. Not a sound, on the way, had passed between us, and I had wondered-- oh, HOW I had wondered!--if he were groping about in his little mind for something plausible and not too grotesque.