The William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné

Master record for Schaaf no. 957

Copy of a handwritten poem: Byron’s “Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte” comparing George Washington to Cincinnatus

Attributed to: William Henry Fox Talbot

Alternate titles

The Cincinnatus of the West

Created: Between 1 Aug 1835 and 4 Apr 1840

The last five lines from the final stanza of Lord George Gordon Byron's "Ode to Napoleon Bonaparte" where Byron compares Napoleon and Washington, "The Cincinnatues of thest West".

Yes–one–the first–the last–the best–
The Cincinnatus of the West,
Whom envy dared not hate,
Bequeath'd the name of Washington,
To make man blush there was but one!