Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Epigram On the Frequent Defeats of the French Army

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

This was written in december 1813 in the London Chronicle, CXIV (November 19, 1813), p. 487


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