They meant that public officers should owe their whole service to the Government and to the people. Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty. Are you laughing in your sleeve? --MacAlister, answered Stephen, would call my esthetic theory applied Aquinas. Their more than earthly beauty, their absolutely unnatural goodness.