It was his brightness indeed that gave me a respite. Was that not desire? --I speak of normal natures, said Stephen. However much the world may have improved in many respects in the lapse of upward of two thousand years since the remark was made by the virtuous and indignant Roman, I fear that a strict examination of the annals of some of the modern elective governments would develop similar instances of violated confidence. We cannot learn from one another until we stop shouting at one another - until we speak quietly enough so that our words can be heard as well as our voices.