He could hear the band playing THE LILY OF KILLARNEY and knew that in a few moments the curtain would go up. Intrusted by the people for a second time with the office of President, I enter upon its administration appreciating the great responsibilities which attach to this renewed honor and commission, promising unreserved devotion on my part to their faithful discharge and reverently invoking for my guidance the direction and favor of Almighty God. Did you believe in it when you were at school? I bet you did. The wisdom of the priest's appeal did not touch him to the quick.