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1778.
Kivington first published this production, in the Eoyal Gazette, as " A fable addressed to the Americans, upon their treaty with France." It afterwards appeared as " A fable, in the way of a song, for the rebels," over the signature of D. M.1 The last version dif.
fers slightly from the original.
A FABLE.
Rejoice, Americans, rejoice ! Praise ye the Lord with heart and voice! The treaty's signed with faithful France, And now, like Frenchmen, sing and dance !
But when your joy gives way to reason, And friendly hints are not deem'd treason, Let me, as well as I am able, Present your Congress with a fable.






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