They are the preservation of the rights of the several States and the integrity of the Union. Who is the greatest writer, Dedalus? Stephen noted the mockery in the question and said: --Of prose do you mean? --Yes. XV The business was practically settled from the moment I never followed him. The elbow of his companion touched him and his heart was touched: and when he spoke to answer a question of his master he heard his own voice full of the quietude of humility and contrition.