He turned again to Stephen and said in a whisper: --Do you believe in Jesus? I believe in man. *** Abraham Lincoln First Inaugural Address Monday, March 4, 1861 Fellow-Citizens of the United States: IN compliance with a custom as old as the Government itself, I appear before you to address you briefly and to take in your presence the oath prescribed by the Constitution of the United States to be taken by the President "before he enters on the execution of this office. On the lines which he had fancied the moorings of an ark a few lanterns swung in the night breeze, flickering cheerlessly. I was so slow to find anything that he had plenty of time, after a minute, to continue with his suggestive but inconclusive smile: "You know, my dear, that for a fellow to be with a lady ALWAYS--!" His "my dear" was constantly on his lips for me, and nothing could have expressed more the exact shade of the sentiment with which I desired to inspire my pupils than its fond familiarity.