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NAPOLEON BUONAPARTE.

“ Expende Annibalem :-quot libras in duce summo “ Invenies?

JUVENAL, Sat, X.

VOL, IV.

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“The Emperor Nepos was acknowledged by the “ Senate, by the Italians, and by the Provincials of Gaul ; his moral virtues, and military talents, were " loudly celebrated; and those who derived any pri“ vate benefit from his government, announced in “prophetic strains the restoration of public felicity.

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"By this shameful abdication, he protracted his life a few years, in a very ambiguous state, between an Emperor and an Exile, till

Gibbon's Decline and Fall, vol. 6, p. 220.

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I. 'Tis done-but yesterday a King!

And armed with Kings to striveAnd now thou art a nameless thing

So abject-yet alive!
Is this the man of thousand thrones,
Who strewed our Earth with hostile bones?

And can he thus survive?
Since he, miscalled the Morning Star,
Nor man nor fiend hath fall’n so far.

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