Dear Homeland

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As two men carry money past the French border, one of them stops to wave goodbye
How dear is homeland to every noble heart!
"Farewell, country of the arts and phosphoric lighters... Farewell, ungrateful land which drives its children out and banishes and persecutes them... farewell!! I'll take my home, my business, and my capital elsewhere. But I leave my heart with you. Be sure not to lose it."

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As two men carry bags of money past a French border sign, one of them stops to turn around and wave goodbye. The caption reads in the original French:

A tous les cœurs bien nés que la patrie est chère !!…
— Adieu pays des arts et des briquets phosphoriques… Adieu terre ingrate qui chasse tes enfans, qui les exile, qui les persécute… Adieu !!… Je porte ailleurs mes pénates, mon industrie et mes capitaux. Mais je te laisse mon cœur… Prends garde de le perdre…

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