Stephen mumbled his bread without answering his father's gaze. And the air in the corridor chilled him too. Is it possible, then, to make that intercourse more advantageous or more satisfactory after separation than before? Can aliens make treaties easier than friends can make laws? Can treaties be more faithfully enforced between aliens than laws can among friends? Suppose you go to war, you can not fight always; and when, after much loss on both sides and no gain on either, you cease fighting, the identical old questions, as to terms of intercourse, are again upon you. To the people, therefore, and to the faithful and able depositaries of their trust is the credit due.