On the Palindromist (on line mag) I found, to my surprise, that they were searching for the actual author of the paindrome “Able was I ere I saw Elba,” denying it was Napolean:
“Able was I ere I saw Elba” – 1860s (NO, it was not Napoleon. He was French, remember? Source: O.V. Michaelsen)”
But that isn’t exactly telling evidence against, especially given that in a museum on Elba, within a house Napolean lived in, it says otherwise. I mean, I don’t know how it would look in French, but why couldn’t it have been in English? Therefore, pending further research, I will continue the palindrome feature on
this the errorstatistics.com site.
Important reenactment going on right now at the Elbar Room on Elba: April 11 being the date of the signing of the Treaty of Fontainebleau. Vintage Elba Grease is being quaffed by all. The really big plans are on the drawing board for April 11, 2014. Possibly Napoleanland will be open by then.
The Treaty of Fontainebleau was an agreement established in Fontainebleau, France, on 11 April 1814 between Napoleon Bonaparte and representatives from Austria, Hungary and Bohemia (the states that comprised the Austrian Empire), as well as Russia and Prussia. The treaty was signed at Paris on 11 April by the plenipotentiaries of both sides, and ratified by Napoleon on 13 April. With this treaty, the allies ended Napoleon’s rule as emperor of France and sent him into exile on Elba.
Of course he escaped the next year….