Clearly America must continue to lead the world we did so much to make. He came to the woman, the weaker vessel, and poured the poison of his eloquence into her ear, promising her--O, the blasphemy of that promise!--that if she and Adam ate of the forbidden fruit they would become as gods, nay as God Himself. When a man writes to the world, he summons up all his reason and deliberation to assist him; he searches, meditates, is industrious, and likely consults and confers with his judicious friends; after all which done he takes himself to be informed in what he writes, as well as any that writ before him. Well then, let her go and be damned to her! She could love some clean athlete who washed himself every morning to the waist and had black hair on his chest.