“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.