An I For An Eye: Napoleon’s Palindrome

“Able was I ere I saw Elba” is a famous palindrome attributed to Napoleon Bonapart. However, there is no concrete evidence that Napoleon himself created this palindrome. The Quote Investigator argued that Napoleon didn’t make this palindrome since it first appeared in the July 8, 1848, issue of The Gazette of the Union, Vol. 9, 27 […]

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