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240                                       A FABLE.
Can love for you in him take root,
Who's Catholic, and absolute ?
I'll tell these croakers how he'll treat 'em;
Frenchmen, like storks, love frogs—to eat 'em.
1 D. 31. It has heen suggested that David Matthews, Mayor of the city of New York, during the Revolution, was the writer of this song. D. M. is the only proof we have that such is the case.

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