[Note 307.7]

[Note 307.7] "Young Bonapart on him did stare"" - Prince Louis, the future Emperor Napoleon III, attended the Eglington Tournament of 1839 which took place in Ayrshire so the poet is not stretching credulity too far by imagining that Paddy may have seen him in Glasgow [Ref: http://www.glasgownecropolis.org/profiles/francois-foucart/ ]. "I wondered what brought his from Germany there" - The poet is getting his history muddled, Napoleon II lived in Austria https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleon_II] but his son Prince Louis Napoleon was born in Paris [Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleon_III].


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