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Project Gutenberg's The Napoleon of Notting Hill, by Gilbert K. Chesterton This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: The Napoleon of Notting Hill Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton Illustrator: W. Graham Robertson Release Date: December 8, 2006 [EBook #20058] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE NAPOLEON OF NOTTING HILL *** Produced by Jason Isbell, Diane Monico, and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at http://www.pgdp.net [Illustration: IN THE DARK ENTRANCE THERE APPEARED A FLAMING FIGURE.] The Napoleon of Notting Hill THE NAPOLEON _of_ NOTTING HILL _By_ GILBERT K. CHESTERTON _With Seven Full-Page Illustrations by W. GRAHAM ROBERTSON and a Map of the Seat of War_ REV. WILLIAM J. GORMLEY, C. M. JOHN LANE: THE BODLEY HEAD LONDON & NEW YORK. MDCCCCIV _Copyright in U.S.A., 1904_ William Clowes & Sons, Limited, London and Beccles. _TO HILAIRE BELLOC_ _For every tiny town or place God made the stars especially; Babies look up with owlish face And see them tangled in a tree: You saw a moon from Sussex Downs, A Sussex moon, untravelled still, I saw a moon that was the town's, The largest lamp on Campden Hill._ _Yea; Heaven is everywhere at home The big blue cap that always fits, And so it is (be calm; they come To goal at last, my wandering wits), So is it with the heroic thing; This shall not end for the world's end, And though the sullen engines swing, Be you not much afraid, my friend._ _This did not end by Nelson's urn Where an immortal England sits-- Nor where your tall young men in turn Drank death like wine at Austerlitz. And when the pedants bade us mark What cold mechanic happenings Must come; our souls said in the dark, "Belike; but there are likelier things."_ _Likelier across these flats afar These sulky levels smooth and free The drums shall crash a waltz of war And Death shall dance with Liberty; Likelier the barricades shall blare Slaughter below and smoke above, And death a
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