British War Poetry in the Age of Romanticism 1793-1815

An electronic edition of Bennett's collection of 350 poems highlighting the complex attitudes to the wars of the period. Includes Bennett's original introduction & a new bibliography of poems not included in the original edition.

Impromptu, On reading BUONAPARTE'S Abdication of the Throne, and his proposed Retreat to the Island of ELBA

September, 2004

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Impromptu,
On reading BU0NAPARTE'S Abdication of the Throne,
and his proposed Retreat to the Island of
ELBA.

“J. M. E.”
The Gentleman's Magazine, LXXXIV (April, 1814), p. 376

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A Modern Ballad

September, 2004

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A Modern Ballad
Anon
The Champion (January 30, 1814)

                      I.

    Beat from pillar to post,
    His conquests all lost,
Deprived both of Army and Navy,
    From Leipsic's affray,
    BONEY scampers away,
And lustily bawls out "peccavi."

                     II.

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