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British War Poetry in the Age of Romanticism 1793-1815, by Betty T. Bennet, Edited by Orianne Smith

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On the Frequent Defeats of the French Army

The London Chronicle, CXIV (November 19, 1813), p. 487

The toast of each Briton in war's dread alarms,
O'er bottle or bowl, is "Success to our Arms;"
Attach'd, put to flight, and soon forc'd from each
"Success to our Legs," is the toast of the French.

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September 2004