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The following jeu d'esprit appeared about a month ago, in one of the foreign
gazettes. [ not in any of the French publications]

"The genealogy of the present continental war is as followeth: --

England espoused Quebec, the captive daughter of France;

from their union sprang the revolution of British America;

the revolution of British America produced a wish for freedom in France;

the wish for freedom begat licentiousness;

licentiousness begat massacre;

massacre begat republican frenzy;

frenzy begat a war with England;  a war with England begat ..........

the Lord knows what..........................

All these evils owe their beginning to the accursed, fascinating charms of