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Napoleon's Idea of Happiness single work   poetry   "As life declines, and ebbs apace,"
Issue Details: First known date: 1831... 1831 Napoleon's Idea of Happiness
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  • The poem is preceded by an anecdote from France by L. Morgan, in which Napoleon, after the Battle of Waterloo, interrogates a young page about his parents' cottage in the country.
  • Author's note: The work from which these verses are transcribed was just peeping into being about the year, when a sudden chilly wind blasted it in the bud, and it has never yet survived. Editor's note: The figures of the year are in the MS. obliterated by the wafer.
  • 'Wished to retire to a country cottage accompanied by his books and a few friends.' - Webby

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