Lot 968: [Napoleon I]



2015-09-16 14:11:54

Lot 968: [Napoleon I]: (1769-1821) Emperor Of France 1804- 14, 1815. Autograph Poem, Unsigned, In An Unidentified English Hand, One Page, 8Vo (The Borders Featuring An Attractive Blind Embossed Decoration), N.P., N.D. (C.1815). The Untitled Poem, Of Seven Four Line Stanzas, Reflects On The Defeat Of Napoleon, Commencing 'Hark Napoleon Haughty Foe, Hear Of You Not That Distant Roar, British Thunder Strikes The Blow, And Sends It From Iberia'S Shore, Cease Napoleon, Cease Thy Task, Vain Thy Boasts, Thy Efforts Vain, Heaven Protects This Favoured Isle, Still Britannia Rules The Main….' , Also Referring To Nelson And Collingwood And Concluding 'Fate Napoleon Has Decreed, They Tyrannic Empire Oer, These Shalt Fall & Fall Indeed, Like Lucifer To Rise No More'. Neatly Mounted To A Portion Of A Page Removed From A Contemporary Scrapbook. Some Light Age Wear And Small Tears, G. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction October 2015 Saturday, 3rd October 2015 Estimate: £80-100
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