He let the edge of the blind fall and, stepping down from the bench on which he had been standing, walked out of the chapel. And that we are to hope better of all these supposed sects and schisms, and that we shall not need that solicitude, honest perhaps, though over-timorous, of them that vex in this behalf, but shall laugh in the end at those malicious applauders of our differences, I have these reasons to persuade me. Previous to the execution of any official act of the President the Constitution requires an oath of office. It wasn't a scene for a shudder; but oh--!" He quitted the fire and dropped back into his chair.