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Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
04-Jun-04 - 02:01 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Eighteenth of June
Subject: RE: Origins: Eighteen of June
'eighteenth of June' appears in the poem, "Napoleon's Farewell to Paris," no relation to the song, but mentioning the same event. One of the ten verses:
My golden eagles were pulled down by Wellington's allied army
My troops, all in disorder, could no longer stand the field;
I was sold that afternoon, on the eighteenth of June,
My reinforcements proved traitors, which caused me to yield.
On a sheet with "The Nut Girl," printed by Taylor, Spitalfields, London, no date. American Memory.