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Bonaparte and Leland the Astronomer

On the left the French astronomer Joseph-Jérôme Lefrançais de Lalande (1732 - 1807) looks through a telescope and announces:

"Bégar me have discovered une grande island in de moon."

Napoleon, standing to the right replies:

"But Leland I am before hand with you - I knew what would happen, and have just sent up a King to take possession of it!!!"

On the far right is the moon, and flying towards it is a king with a crown and sceptre in a balloon. Available on CD 158.

[1800-1809]

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