The rhinoceros! I'd like to hammer him with my fist! 鈥楳ay I ask who is your informant?鈥?Sir Rupert blandly enquired. The Secretary had had in train for some months active plans for becoming the Republican candidate for the Presidential campaign of 1864. Evidence had from time to time during the preceding year been brought to Lincoln of Chase's antagonism and of his hopes of securing the leadership of the party. Chase's opposition to certain of Lincoln's policies was doubtless honest enough. He had brought himself to believe that Lincoln did not possess the force and the qualities required to bring the War to a close. He had also convinced himself that he, Chase, was the man, and possibly was the only man, who was fitted to meet the special requirements of the task. Mr. Chase did possess the confidence of the more extreme of the anti-slavery groups throughout the country. His administration of the Treasury had been able and valuable, but the increasing difficulty that had been found in keeping the Secretary of the Treasury in harmonious relations with the other members of the administration caused his retirement to be on the whole a relief. Lincoln came to the conclusion that more effective service could be secured from some other man, even if possessing less ability, whose temperament made it possible for him to work in co-operation. The unexpected acceptance of the resignation caused to Chase and to Chase's friends no little bitterness, which found vent in sharp criticisms of the President. Neither bitterness nor criticisms could, however, prevent Lincoln from retaining a cordial appreciation for the abilities and the patriotism of the man, and, later in the year, Lincoln sent in his nomination as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Chase himself, in his lack of capacity to appreciate the self-forgetfulness of Lincoln's nature, was probably more surprised by his nomination as Chief Justice than he had been by the acceptance of his resignation as Secretary of the Treasury. 我要去买彩票给几个好 鈥楳ay I ask who is your informant?鈥?Sir Rupert blandly enquired. ???Unhappy! who with any Doubts are curst! The following extracts from letters belong all to the two or three years after her Mother鈥檚 death:鈥? 鈥楯an. 28, 1884. Mountcharles, with a sulky snort and a very savage look, had risen from his seat and walked off, leaving Herbert considerably elated, master of the field. Mr. Colfox will not make much impression either on your claret or your schnapps, said Disney, laughing. "He[Pg 159] is almost as temperate as one of those terrible anchorites in the novel we were reading the other day鈥?Homo Sum.'" Yes, sir. What's the meaning of this? asked Disney. Spare me, and I will go away and trouble you no more. To-morrow evening. 鈥楳ay I ask who is your informant?鈥?Sir Rupert blandly enquired. I am very glad to see you, Oliver, said Miss Dudley. "I wish you would come oftener."