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111. Cap of Liberty.

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Those who hoped proudly of human nature, and admitted of no distinction between Christians and Frenchmen, 218regarded the first constitution as a colossal statue of Corinthian brass, formed by the fusion and commixture of all metals in the conflagration of the state.— But there is a common fungus, which so exactly represents the pole and cap of Liberty, that it seems offered by Nature herself as the appropriate emblem of Gallic Republicanism… Mushroom patriots with a mushroom Cap of Liberty!