To render the war short and its success sure, animated and systematic exertions alone are necessary, and the success of our arms now may long preserve our country from the necessity of another resort to them. The attitude of rapture in sacred art, the raised and parted hands, the parted lips and eyes as of one about to swoon, became for him an image of the soul in prayer, humiliated and faint before her Creator. --And were you happier then? Cranly asked softly, happier than you are now, for instance? --Often happy, Stephen said, and often unhappy. For just and unjust, for saint and sinner alike, may this retreat be a memorable one.