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Whenever a strike of dissatisfied workmen oc­curs in any city of France, the strikers give expression to their feelings by marching through the streets sing­ing the Marseillaise. Whenever an individual in any part of France, suffers wrong at the hand of a judge or other public functionary, he takes revenge in sing­ing, or attempting to sing the Marseillaise. When the students of a school in Paris quarrel with their profes-
sor, they drive him from his chair as they sing the Mar­seillaise. In short, whenever a Frenchman anywhere in France is subjected to any indignity or outrage, or feels discontented, or gets highly excited, he betakes himself to the public highway or private apartment, where he sings, or thinks about singing, the Mar­seillaise. It is a happy thing for Frenchmen that they have such a stirring national hymn as the Marseillaise.
Nicolo. Charles Jeffreys.

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