Jean Francois Casimir Delavigne
Jean-François Casimir Delavigne was a French poet and dramatist.
Delavigne was born at Le Havre, but was sent to Paris to be educated at the Lycée Napoleon. He read extensively. When, on 20 March 1811 the empress Marie Louise gave birth to a son, named in his cradle as king of Rome, the event was celebrated by Delavigne in a Dithyrambe sur la naissance du roi de Rome, which obtained him a sinecure in the revenue office.
About this time he competed twice for an academy prize, but without success. Inspired by the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, he wrote two impassioned poems, the first entitled Waterloo, the second, Devastation du muse, both written in ... more »
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Jean Francois Casimir Delavigne Poems
Gallant nation ! now before you Freedom, beckoning onward, stands ! Let no tyrant's sway be o'er you, — Wrest the sceptre from his hands !
Hymne à Vénus
Du besoin de s'unir après le départ des ...
La Bataille de Waterloo
Adieu à la Madeleine
Trois jours de Christophe Colomb
Adieux à Rome
La Vie de Jeanne d'Arc
La Mort de Jeanne d'Arc
La Dévastation du Musée et des monumens
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Gallant nation ! now before you
Freedom, beckoning onward, stands !
Let no tyrant's sway be o'er you, —
Wrest the sceptre from his hands !
Paris gave the general cry :
Glory, Fame, and Liberty !
Speed, warriors, speed,
Though thousands bleed,
Pierced by the leaden ball, or crushed by thundering steed !
Conquest waits, — your foemen die !
Keep your serried ranks in order;
Sons of France, your country calls !
Gory hecatombs accord her, —
Well she merits each who falls !
Happy day ! the general cry
Echoed naught but Liberty ! ...