Conversations with Wellington Oct 7 1837
"Lady Mahon had brought the Duke from the Continent a figure in ivory of Napoleon leaning on the back of a chair. The Duke had it on his chimney-piece, and took it up after dinner to show us. It seems, I said, to hold a telescope in its hand. 'No,' said the Duke, looking more closely, 'it is only an operaglass. We used to think that none of them made much use of glasses - they had none good. Certain it is that they never made one of our officers prisoner without taking away his glass.'