A smell of molten tallow came up from the dean's candle butts and fused itself in Stephen's consciousness with the jingle of the words, bucket and lamp and lamp and bucket. The fellows had seen him running. For myself, I ask only, in the words of an ancient leader: "Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this thy people, that is so great?" *** Richard Milhous Nixon First Inaugural Address Monday, January 20, 1969 Senator Dirksen, Mr. Nor can any ecclesiastical organization be safely permitted to usurp in the smallest degree the functions and powers of the National Government.