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taken by our allies. Our chaps have a very good opinion of the French as fighting troops and we are glad to have Foch as "boss-in-chief". We are all feeling confident and expect to see the war over sometime next year.
I have come into possession of two very ancient French books. The first was published in 1630 – nearly 300 years ago. The following is the inscription on the title page:-

Discours des Miseres de ce Temps
Par P. de Ronsard
a Catherine de Medicis
Reyne mere des Roys Francois II, Charles IX & Henry III
Tome IX
A Paris
Chez Samuel Tibout & Rolin Baraigne
au Palais

The second book appears to date back

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