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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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Mutat Fortuna Nomina Rerum[1]
The Meteor (January 1, 1814), p. 217

With most, Napoleon's prosperous ambition,
Stamp'd him a hero, statesman, politician!
But now, that fortune proves to him untoward,
The veering rabble call him fool and coward!
If such, he yet prevail'd in every scene,
"What have all Europe's kings and warriors been?"


1. "Fortune changes the name of things."

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September 2004