A Consolatory Epigrammatic Dialogue
The Morning Chronicle (September 6, 1808)
(Translated from the Spanish.)
Ah! TALLEYRAND, sure I've just cause to complain,
My brother, KING JOSEPH, is kick'd out of Spain:
Marengo and Jena my trophies display,
But these vile Spanish peasants have now won the day.
triumphs, my Hero, might tarnish your fame,
But a RABBLE victorious can't sully your name:
True glory, says Quixote, defies Envy's blast;
You are beat not disgrac'd, by a shoemaker's last.