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used the phrase (" It will succeed ") in con­nection with the prospects of the American Revolution. General Lafayette caught the expression and suggested it to a street-singer named Ladr6, as a good refrain for a popular song. In its first shape it pre­sented such innocent sentiments as these:
But when the mob burst forth in its fury, when the Tuileries were carried by assault, when the nobles were massacred in prison, then the words became more ferocious :
" La Carmagnole," which was yet more prominent during the darkest days of France's misery, was also a light tune of
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