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The Alls

March 4, 2011

Image from the David Rumsey Map Collection website.

The character of Europe in 1800.

THE ALLS.

France fights all.
Britain pays all.
Russia threatens all.
Prussia humbugs all.
Switzerland is nearly plundered by all.
*Spain does nothing at all.
Germany thinks itself all in all.
The U States is spoliated by all.
And lest destruction should come upon all,
May heaven have mercy upon us all,
Amen.

*How far is this from the truth at the present day?

The Ohio Repository (Canton, Ohio) Mar 1, 1821