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Successes and reverses.

The chequered character of war has been happily expressed in a lively English ballad!

‘ "Come, cheer up, 'tis no use to despond, boys;
'Tis written, since fighting begun,
That sometimes we fight and we conquer,
And, sometimes we fight and we run."

We commend the verse to the whole family of croakers. Let them sing it three times a day. It will relieve their livers. It is the experience of all mankind since the beginning of battles.

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