The death of Alexander interrupted the scheme, and his successors reverted to the older system.
The company retained its grant of the colony until 1731, when it reverted to the crown.
In 1814, however, Boni fell into the hands of the British, who retained it for two years; but by the European treaties concluded on the downfall of Napoleon it reverted to its original colonizers.
In 1383 the right of election reverted to the wards, but was obtained again by the livery companies in 1467.
Heredia himself reverted to the judgment of Sainte-Beuve to the effect that Chenier was the first to make modern verses, and he adds, "I do not know in the French language a more exquisite fragment than the three hundred verses of the Bucoliques."