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Emperors: Aldous Huxley

So long as people worship the Caesars and Napoleons, Caesars and Napoleons will duly arise and make them miserable. Aldous Huxley 1894-1963 Ends and Means (1937) The portrait of Napoleon as Caesar (1805) is by Jacques-Louis David, via Wikimedia

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Great Men: Max Beerbohm

Great men are but life-sized. Most of them, indeed, are rather short. Max Beerbohm As you can see from this illustration, I think, Max Beerbohm himself was on the short side. One thinks of Napoleon and other fuehrers who were … Continue reading

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Napoleon and Josephine: Noel Coward

She very soon married this short young man Who talked about soldiers all day But who wasn’t above Making passionate love In a coarse, rather Corsican way. Noel Coward 1899-1973 Josephine (1946) The illustration is Consecration of the Emperor Napoleon … Continue reading

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