Bony Lost it Fairly
DESCRIPTION: "Lord Wellington long kept him down, And boldly did advance, He drew his armies out of Spain, And then invaded France. For all his quick and warlike tricks, They tossed him from his station, No more to rise and reign again The scourge of every nation"
EARLIEST DATE: 1908 (GreigDuncan1)
KEYWORDS: war France Spain Napoleon
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan1 150, "Bony Lost it Fairly" (1 fragment)
cf. "Miller of Drone" (tune)
NOTES: The current description is all of the GreigDuncan1 fragment. - BS
It is, at least, reasonably accurate as a description of the situation in 1814. Wellington had finally won the battle for Spain (the Peninsular campaign) and was preparing to cross the Pyrenees into France as the other allies closed in on Paris; Napoleon agreed to abdicate and went to Elba. Of course, Napoleon didn't stay abdicated; he came back and fought at Waterloo. Given the state of the fragment, we don't know whether that was covered. - RBW
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