Would this be considered as an allusion?
language but I've come across a particular phrase and I think it's an allusion but not entirely sure.
Here it is:
"The man raised his cap humbly and saluted a gendarme who was seated near the door, upon he stone bench which General Drouot mounted on the fourth of March, to read the terrified inhabitants of D--- the proclamation of Golfe Juan."
Please help me. I just need to know whether or not it's an allusion and if so? What is it alluding?
THANKS! (10 points for first best answer) XD