Though a good epigrammatist, DGR did not distinguish himself
with this early piece, hitherto unpublished. The only text of the work is a fair
copy manuscript written at the end of the
fair copy of his
elegy on Algernon Stanhope. Known as
“the Napoleon of Peace”, Louis Philippe (1773-1850) came to
the throne at the revolution of 1830. As with Marx and many others,
DGR's contempt for the king was considerable.