To say it in words! His soul, stifling and helpless, would cease to be. Resting upon this sure and substantial foundation, the superstructure of beneficent local governments can be built up, and not otherwise. A humble follower in the wake of clamorous conversions, a poor Englishman in Ireland, he seemed to have entered on the stage of jesuit history when that strange play of intrigue and suffering and envy and struggle and indignity had been all but given through--a late-comer, a tardy spirit. That was ivory: a cold white thing.