Delavigne, inspired by the catastrophe of 1815, wrote two impassioned poems, the first entitled Waterloo, the second, Devastation du musee, both written in the heat of patriotic enthusiasm, and teeming with popular political allusions.
Finally, after months of inaction, Ibrahim began once more his systematic devastation of the country.
Some of the plays seem to have bordered on the political, as The Plunderings, describing the devastation of Sicily in the time of the poet.
They flew over the Peak, and she straightened to see the devastation in the moonlight.
But on the whole there was no ruinous devastation of the land.