HELVETIA

HAPPY Helvetia! to what charter do you owe your liberty? to your courage, to your resolution, to your mountains.

" But I am your emperor. "

" But I do not want you any longer."

" But your fathers were my father's slaves."

" It is for that very reason that their children do not wish to serve you."

" But I had the right belonging to my rank."

" And we have the right of nature."

Why is liberty so rare? Because it is the chiefest good.

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