"They won't take him?" "They absolutely decline. The convention elected by the people to frame a constitution is approaching the completion of its labors. But we must not forget that we take these gifts upon the condition that justice and mercy shall hold the reins of power and that the upward avenues of hope shall be free to all the people. --There's a crack of the whip left in me yet, Stephen, old chap, said Mr Dedalus, poking at the dull fire with fierce energy.