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.

On the Burning of the French Bridges Over the Danube, by the Austrians

September, 2004

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1809.8
On the Burning of the French Bridges Over the Danube,
by the Austrians
[1]
Anon
The Poetical Magazine, I (1809), p. 209

So proud of his conquests and absolute sway,
    Bonaparte call'd Heaven to witness his glory;
The Danube he cross'd, but th' Archduke by the way
    Burn'd down his bridges, and abridg'd half his story.

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