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Lippincott's Magazine, October 1873

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1873
Language: English
Wordcount: 85,662 / 245 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 65.8
LoC Category: Q
Downloads: 535
Added to site: 2004.11.17
mnybks.net#: 9555
Genres: Periodical, Science
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d us. Finally, we learned the proclamation of the French republic--a republic engendered in desolation, and so powerless to support its distant provinces! We too had our little republican demonstration, and on the 20th of September the prefect they had sent us from Paris, M. Valentin, came dashing in like a harlequin, after running the gauntlet of a thousand dangers, and ripped out of his sleeve his official voucher from Gambetta. Alas! we were a republic for only a week, but that week of fettered freedom still dwells like an elixir in some of our hearts. For eight days I, a born Switzer, saw the Rhine a republican river."

"Give me your hand, sir!" I cried, greatly moved. "You are talking to a republican. I am, or used to be, a citizen of free America!"

"I am happy to embrace you," said the burgher; and I believe he was on the point of doing it, literally as well as figuratively. "I, for my part, whatever they make of me, am at least an Alsatian. But I am half ashamed to talk to an American. On the 29th

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