An Inscription

Original Text: 
Shapes of Clay, Vol. IV, The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce (Neale, 1910: New York: Gordian Press, 1966), p. 365. PS 1097 A1 1966 Robarts Library.
For a Statue of Napoleon
1A conqueror as provident as brave,
2He robbed the cradle to supply the grave.
3His reign laid quantities of human dust:
4He fell upon the just and the unjust.
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 1998.