• In matters of commerce the fault of the Dutch Is offering too little and asking too much. The French are with equal advantage content, So we clap on Dutch bottoms just twenty per cent.

    Dispatch, in cipher, to the English Ambassador at the Hague, 31 January 1826, in Sir Harry Poland 'Mr Canning's Rhyming 'Dispatch' to Sir Charles Bagot' (1905)
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