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Louis Napoleon is putting England to, in order that her means of defence may keep pace with the increase of French capacities for aggression, may ultimately wear out the long-suffering patience of the British public. That people is of all people the most practical and pacific, but it is just such a character which will revolt at long keeping up a war expenditure in time of peace. Seventy millions a year is a heavy pull even upon such a long purse as that of John Bull. He may naturally inquire, how long is this sport to be kept up, and the author to be tolerated?
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