I, too, am a witness, today testifying in your name to the principles and purposes to which we, as a people, are pledged. " "And what did she say?" I can hear the good woman still, and the candor of her stupefaction. I walked in a world of their invention--they had no occasion whatever to draw upon mine; so that my time was taken only with being, for them, some remarkable person or thing that the game of the moment required and that was merely, thanks to my superior, my exalted stamp, a happy and highly distinguished sinecure. I do believe in a fate that will fall on us if we do nothing.