§ 621.Destiny of the son of Napoleon I

19th century:
§621. Destiny of the son of Napoleon I (1811-1832): IV-7.

The minor son of the grand and hated prince,
Shall have a grand stain of leprosy at the age of twenty:
His mother, very sad and slim, shall be dejected by the mourning.
And he shall die where the lax chief in stumbling falls.

(Le mineur filz du grand & hay prince,
De lepre aura à vingt ans grande tache:
De dueil sa mere mourra bien triste & mince.
Et il mourra la ou toumbe chet lache.)

Keys to the reading:
The minor son: Napoleon François Charles Joseph, duke of Reichstadt (1811-1832), son of Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) and Marie Louise (1791-1847). When his father died in 1821, he was only ten years old.

the grand and hated prince: Napoleon I;

a grand stain of leprosy at the age of twenty: a metaphor for a grave disease which befalls the duke of Reichstadt in 1831, when he is 20 years old;

dueil: = deuil, mourning;

De dueil sa mere mourra: = Sa mere mourra de dueil, mourir in this case signifying to be dejected (Dubois);

His mother, very sad and slim: partly because of the popular revolt in her duchy, Parma;

toumbe := tombe, falls;

chet: «s. m., monnaie au chet, monnaie de poids pouvant subir l'épreuve du trébuchet» (Godefroy). «Trébucher, v. intr. To totter, to reel, to stumble» (Dubois). So, the word chet may represent un chef qui trébuche (a chief who totters).

where the lax chief in stumbling falls: Vienna, where Francis II of the German Empire, grandfather of the duke of Reichstadt, was dethroned in 1806 by the overwhelming power of Bonaparte. « On the 12th of July, 1806, sixteen princes of western Germany concluded, under Napoleon's direction, a treaty, according to which they separated themselves from the German Empire and founded the so-called confederation of the Rhine, which it was their intention to render subject to the supremacy of the emperor of the French. On the 1st of August, Napoleon declared that he no longer recognised the empire of Germany. No one ventured to oppose his omnipotent voice. On the 6th of August, 1806, the emperor, Francis II, abdicated the imperial crown of Germany and announced the dissolution of the empire in a touching address, full of calm dignity and sorrow. The standard of Charlemagne, the greatest hero of the first Christian age, was to be profaned by no hand save that of the greatest hero of modem times. Ancient names, long venerated, now disappeared. The head of the Holy Roman Empire was converted into an emperor of Austria.» (HH, XII, p.538)

The grand and hated prince: « Napoleon was the object of the most unheard-of passion. It was one unanimous howl against the " Corsican Ogre," the assassin of the duke d'Enghien, the author of the ambuscade at Bayonne, the man who had slaughtered so many thousands of men, and who, it was said, reserved for Paris, in wishing to attempt a battle within its walls, the fate of Moscow. The excitement was at its height and the reaction unrestrained. The fallen idol was, as always, despised and insulted.» (HH, XII, p.613)

A grave disease befalls the duke of Reichstadt in 1831, when he was 20 years old : « [1831] The duke of Reichstadt, who lives at the court of his grandfather and in the bosom of the imperial family, as soon as he had completed his twentieth year took up a more and more independent and public position. Endowed with a very favourable outward appearance, full of spirit and fire, filled with the military glory of his father, rather lively than thoughtful or circumspect, he seems to regard the impression he makes, especially on strangers, with anything but displeasure. The emperor was very willing to encourage the military ardour of the duke. But the idea of allowing him to live elsewhere than in Vienna was now entirely given up. When he entered his twenty-first year he was appointed lieutenant-colonel of the Hungarian infantry regiment on garrison duty in Vienna. On June 14th, he entered active military service and at the same time he was drawn into a military circle.» (HH, XIV, p.593)

« The duke had now obtained what he longed for: standing on the threshold of a career whose vastness seemed incalculable, he did not dream that he was really at the entrance of the valley of shadows. According to the reports of Doctor Malfatti, who had been appointed his doctor in May, 1830, disquieting symptoms of a consumptive tendency were already then apparent, which had been increased by his alarmingly rapid growth; at the age of seventeen, he was already five feet eight inches tall. For this reason his entering active service was postponed, and later on he was repeatedly prohibited from attending military duties. The more decided the doctor's advice became, the more he feared it in the interests of his military passion, and the more violently he began to repel it and the more obstinately he endeavoured to conceal from the doctor the progress of the disease. More than once he exclaimed '' I abhor medicine! " and to all inquiries he would reply: " I feel perfectly well! " But repeated attacks of complete exhaustion actually revealed what he refused to put into words. He was then for the time being condemned to inactivity by a command of the emperor based on the doctor's report, or rather, as he expressed it in his bitterness " placed under arrest by the doctor; " he fell back again in consequence into brooding fancies, which at times were of a scarcely less exhausting nature than the exertions of military service. It was while he was in this condition that he wrote to Prokesch on October 2nd, 1831, as follows: ''So many thoughts run riot through my brain concerning my position, politics, history, and our great science of strategy which destroys or maintains kingdoms." On the same occasion he gave his attention for the first time to Lamartine's poems. One meditation he considered more especially beautiful; he was never tired of studying it, he read it aloud with delight to Doctor Malfatti. But it was evident that one passage had above all electrified him, because it appeared as though it had been specially addressed to him; with a voice trembling with emotion he recited the following lines:

Courage, enfant déchu d'une race divine;
Tu portes sur ton front ta céleste origine.
Tout homme en te voyant, reconnaît dans tes yeux
Un rayon éclipse de la splendeur des cieux.

(Courage, fallen child of divine race;
You bear on your forehead your celestial origin.
Everyone, seeing you, recognizes in your eyes
An eclipsed ray of the splendor of the heavens.)

The state of the sufferer grew worse from month to month. He began himself to be conscious of its gravity, but no complaint ever crossed his lips, a settled sadness took possession of his soul.» (HH, XIV, p.593-594)

And he shall die in Vienna (where the lax chief in stumbling falls): « Little joys and great illusions lightened it momentarily, as for instance when the emperor raised him in the spring of 1832 to the rank of colonel, and when a journey to Italy for his health was proposed. But he felt himself so dependent. He was filled with anxiety at the thought that perhaps Metternich - the emperor was absent - would not consent to the journey. How great was his joy when he received the desired sanction. But his end was approaching rapidly; he helped to hasten it himself by the imprudent risks he ran as soon as he seemed a little better, so that Malfatti exclaimed in despair, that a fatal impulse was at work within him urging and driving him to murder himself. On July 21st, when the last agony had begun he acknowledged to the doctor for the first time that he was suffering. He was weary of life. " When will my life of torture be at an end? " he exclaimed. Early the next day, he breathed his last in the presence of his mother who had hurried to his bed-side, and in the very room of the castle of Schönbrunn, where his father, at the zenith of his power, had dictated terms of peace to the world.» (HH, XIV, p.594)

His mother, very sad and slim, shall be dejected by the mourning: « When in February, 1831, the revolutionary movement in Italy came to a head and in the first rush his mother's government in Parma was swept away. In Marie Louise he only saw his mother, and the wife of Napoleon; and in the duchy of Parma the last remnant of Napoleonic dominion, which ought not to be allowed to perish. He felt impelled on this account to take the field in defence of his mother and against the Italian revolution. The idea seized him like an electric shock. He hurried to the emperor Francis in order to win his consent, but in vain, his request was denied. Full of anguish, he wrote to his mother: " For the first time it has been painful to me to obey the emperor."» (HH, XIV, p.592)

« Early the next day [1832.7.22], he breathed his last in the presence of his mother who had hurried to his bed-side.» (HH, XIV, p.594)
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§ 622.Louis Philip's fall by himself

19th century:
§622. Louis Philip's fall by himself (1848): IX-57.

At the place of DRVX shall repose a King,
And seek for Anathema, in changing a law,
Whilst the heaven shall give a thunder extremely powerful,
A new brood coming, the King shall kill himself.

(Au lieu de DRVX un Roy reposera,
Et cherchera loy changeant d'Anatheme,
Pendant le ciel si tresfort tonnera,
Portee neufve Roy tuera soy mesme.)

Keys to the reading:
DRVX : for Dreux (Torné-Chavigny,1860, p.68);

a King: King of the French Louis-Philip (id.);

Anathema in changing a law: fatal destruction, i.e. abolition of a dynasty caused by changing the rule of regency (id., p.69);

A new brood: a group of eleven nominated persons as members of the new provisional government in the revolution of February.

At the place of DRVX shall repose a King: «The king Louis-Philip, warned by Crémieux that the riot approached, got out of the Tuileries, accompanied by the queen Marie-Adélie and by the generals Dumas and Rumigny, via the portal of an underground that led from his apartments to the garden of the Tuileries. He saved himself in disguise till Dreux, thence to Honfleur, then to Le Havre» (Muel, 1895, p.216-217). « He stopped in Dreux for several hours; he believed the regency accepted and had nothing to worry about, for his grandson was reigning. All of a sudden, the duke of Montpensier appeared, he brought the fatal news: the regency had been rejected (Alexandre Dumas, Louis Philippe).» (Torné-Chavigny, id.,p.66)

in changing a law: « They [the rebels] moved in mass to the Tuileries. Then Louis-Philip, by the earnest entreaty of his son, the duke of Montpensier, and of de Girardin, signed his act of abdication: " I abdicate in favour of my grandson, the count of Paris. I wish that he should be more happy than I." This prince did not express himself about the regency. Mr. Thiers took advantage of the thought of the king in order to pronounce himself pro a part of the opposition against the regency of Madam the duchess of Orleans. This fault by the king and by Mr. Thiers of having snatched the regency out of the young mother of a child king weighed fatally upon this last phase of the reign [And seek for Anathema]. Louis-Philip and his minister perished under the improvidence of this act [the King shall kill himself] (Lamartine, Révolution de 1848)» (Muel, id., p.216). « The Chamber of the deputies met at half past noon on February 24th under the presidency of Mr. Sauzet. The duchess of Orleans, accompanied by the duke of Nemours, entered the hall of the meeting, leading by the hand the count of Paris and the duke of Chartres, her children. Mr.Dupin, who had brought the count of Paris and his mother to the Chamber, announced the abdication of the king in favour of the count of Paris, with the duchess of Orleans as regent. Mr. Marie protested against the regency: "You have a law that has nominated the duke of Nemours as regent [the law of the 30th of August, 1842], you cannot today make a regency [changing a law]; it is certain that you have to obey a law... I demand that a provisional government should be organized on the instant."» (Muel, id., p.217-218).

The duke of Nemours: « The second son of Louis-Philip, made regent after the death of his elder brother, the duke of Orleans.» (Muel, id., p.218).

Whilst the heaven shall give a thunder extremely powerful: « On February 26th, the next of the day when Louis- Philip left Dreux to start to wander in his kingdom till the night of the 2nd - 3rd of March, it had been a hurricane and a frightful tempest accompanied by lightning and thunders.» (Torné-Chavigny, id.,p.71)

A new brood coming: « At last, after many fruitless efforts, while repeated cries of " No more Bourbons! We want a republic!" arose, Dupont de l'Eure succeeded in reading out the names of Lamartine [1], Ledru-Rollin [2], Arago [3], Dupont de l'Eure [4], and Marie [5], which were accepted unanimously. A voice cried: " The members of the provisional government must shout 'Vive la République' before being named and accepted." But Bocage, the democratic actor, cried, " To the Hôtel-de-Ville with Lamartine at our head!" and Lamartine, accompanied by Bocage and a large number of citizens, left the hall. While this tumultuous proclamation was being made in the chamber of deputies, Louis Blanc in the office of La Réforme was holding a meeting of the editors of the journal and some political friends. He also was drawing up a list for a provisional government. However, the provisional government wandered about the nation's palace without finding any spot where they could deliberate in peace, or where they would be free from the importunate sovereignty of the people. They shut themselves up in a room, but petitioners hunted them out; they hid in another, certain delegates intervened with authority; with much trouble they found refuge in a third. Lamartine drew up the first proclamation to the French nation; then the members of the government disposed of the ministerial offices. Dupont de l'Eure, on account of his age, was exempted, but was given the title of president of council. Lamartine became foreign minister; Arago, head of the admiralty; Crémieux [6], solicitor-general; Marie, minister of public works; Ledru-Rollin, minister of the interior (home secretary). Garnier-Pagès [7] was confirmed in his office of mayor of Paris. Towards half past eight Louis Blanc [8], Marrast [9], and Flocon [10] were introduced into the deliberating assembly. Louis Blanc imperiously demanded the inscription of his name and those of Marrast and Flocon on the list of members of the provisional government. He was offered the post of secretary. He refused at first; then, seeing himself abandoned by Marrast and Flocon, he retracted his refusal. [Also Albert [11] in the government (cf. Muel, id., p.222)].» (HH, XIII, p.87-88).

« Thus the government was finally completed. Every shade of republicanism was represented: moderate opinions, by Dupont de l'Eure, Arago, and Marie; adaptability, by Garnier-Pagès and Crémieux; socialism, by Louis Blanc; communism, by Albert; recollections of the convention, by Ledru-Rollin and Flocon; republican bourgeoisie, by Armand Marrast. Lamartine, who by his past, his name, and his aristocratic connections was looked on with the least favour by the public, personified in himself the diverse characters of his colleagues. He was not exactly the adversary nor the ally of any of them, but was dominated by a superior impartiality. But this same impartiality which constituted his strength was also a source of weakness. Sometimes he resisted, sometimes he yielded - less from force of conviction than from a spirit of tolerance, and in order to evade immediate embarrassment or peril. Among the members there was one whose ideas and sentiments were totally opposed to these - Louis Blanc. According to him the Revolution ought to call itself the republic, and the republic ought to realise high ideals. He would allow no temporising, no concession. We have seen him exact the inscription of his name on the government list: we shall see him in the council oppose himself to all, supported in his isolation by the intervention of the masses, and succeed in dictating measures most fatal to the republic. In short, from the first hour, such was the critical situation of the provisional government, which owed its origin to popular sovereignty, that it was constantly in dispute with that sovereignty. The crowd had encroached upon royalty; it now began to complain that the provisional government encroached upon its domain. First it had applauded; then it asked arrogantly by what right they had seized the power.» (HH, XIII, p.88).
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§ 623.Collapse of July monarchy by a shock from Sicily


19th century:

§623. Collapse of July monarchy by a shock from Sicily (1848): VIII-81.


The new empire in desolation,

It shall be a change of the northen city:

From Sicily shall come the emotion,

To trouble the authority of Philip as a subject.


(Le neuf empire en desolation,

Sera change du pole aquilonaire:

De la Sicile viendra l'esmotion,

Troubler l'amprinse à Philip tributaire.)


Keys to the reading:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
: = nouvel;


The new empire: Monarchy of July as newly erected by a subbranch of the Bourbons in 1830. Cf. « The new elevated veteran: = Louis-Philip» (§605, X-69) (cf. Torné-Chavigny,1860, p.63);


The new empire in desolation: Cf. « He and his reign shall cause such a wide indignation,That it shall be too late for him to recover» (§614, III-73);


Pole: This word with polle as its another form in the Prophecies may mean πολις (a city), besides its original pôle (pole, region);


Aquilonaire: Of Aquilon (the north wind). The 8 uses in all of the words Aquilon and aquilonaire in the Prophecies are in principle relativistic, i.e. northern in relation to its southern counterpart, except when they absolutely refer to Russia (VIII-15, IX-99), or as a phonetical metaphor (II-91, where Aquilon by its phonetic image in Japanese means the district of Hiroshima, anciently called AQUI (Briet, c.1640’s) or AKI (MacCarthy), whence AQUILO, AQUIJI, AKILO or AKIJI: the road of AQUI or of AKI). For example, England in relation to France of Napoleon I (II-68, X-86), Vienna in relation to the Ottoman Empire in 1683 (I-49);


Le pole aquilonaire: The northern city relating to Louis-Philip, Paris, an European city to the north of Sicily, the same as par aquilon (§605, X-69) signifying northwards, in relation to par midi, southwards;


L'amprinse: = l'emprise, Authority, influence; grip;


Tributaire: Who pays tribute to a seignior, a subject (Petit Robert);


Philip tributaire: King of the French Louis-Philip, who, according to the traditional law of succession, ought to be a subject of the legitimate head of the Bourbons, the duke of Bordeaux in 1830. He is called 'valet (valet,servant)' in the next quatrain (§624, VIII-82).


Its interpretation as « beneficiary of tribute» (Torné-Chavigny,id.) is just contrary to the correct sense of the word. The same reason excludes Ovason's interpretation that relates the quatrain to Philip V of Spain in saying that "Philip who received the tribute (he was tributaire) from Sardinia." (1997, p.235) But, "Philip tributaire" means the contrary, i.e. "Philip pays the tribute as a subject", and Philip V with the legitimacy internationally acknowledged of his crown filling a vacancy of the Spanish throne cannot be a subject of anyone. 


The new empire in desolation:
« 1847. France. - Crisis of the subsistences. Rarity of hard cash. Riots in Indre and in Buzançais (Jan.13). The bank issues 200 franc notes. Wheat of Russia comes in aid of us. - The apparent power of the ministry that has in the chamber the largest majority during these 17 years. Every proposition of reform is rejected: a majority of 98 votes against the project of electoral reform that demanded the abatement of census, the elevation of the minimum number of electors, the admission of the right of vote in virtue of special capacities, the increase of the number of deputies.- The processes of malpractice and corruption morally bit the government.- Reformiste propaganda by means of banquets in Paris, Mâcon and Lille. The discourse of Mr. Ledru-Rollin, in Lille, marked the radical tendencies far distant from the leaders of the dynastic opposition that demanded the reform.- Mr. Guizot becomes president of the cabinet which he directs in reality for 7 years (Sept.19)... The discourse of the crown, in the beginning of the session, has accused "the blind or hostile passions" (Dec.28).» (Dreyss, p. 814-815; 820).


Change of the northen city: From Sicily shall come the emotion, To trouble the authority of Philip: « 1848. Italy. - Revolt in Messina (Jan.6), then in Palermo, and soon in all the island. Bombardments of Palermo. The concessions offered by the king (Jan.18,19)» are refused; The Sicilians demand a national parliament in Palermo and consititue a provisory government. The revolution is conducted by the prince of Pantellaria, the marquises of Rudini and of Spedalotto, the major general don Ruggiero Settimo. Revolt in Naples on 27th.- The king promises a constitution on the basis of the French chart on 29th. Amnesty to all the political offenses since 1830 (Feb.1). The constitution promised to the Two-Sicilies is published on 10th.- The king of Sardinia, Charles-Albert, also promises a constitutional law (Feb.8).- In Tuscany, a riot at Livorno (Jan.6). The archduke accords a national representation with two chambers (Feb.11 and 15). Charles-Albert publishes the promised constitution (March 4).» (Dreyss, p. 822-823).


« 1848. France. - Ardor of propositions of reform overexcited by the happenings of Italy. Harsh discussions in the chamber of deputies concerning the right of assembly. Organization of a banquet of the 22nd district by 92 members of the opposition scheduled for 22nd (Feb.18). The deputies abandon on 21. Vote of accusation against the ministry, presented by the opposition (Tuesday, 22 Feb.). Beginning of the troubles; the new revolution of the three days.» (Dreyss, p. 820).


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§ 624.Louis-Philip, suject and servant

19th century:
§624. Louis-Philip, suject and servant (1830-1848): VIII-82.
A long, dry rumination making him a good valet,
At the end he shall have to be discharged,
Poison and letters seizing one by the collar,
The fugitive shall be caught in danger.

(Ronge long, sec faisant du bon valet,
A la parfin n'aura que son congie,
Poignant poyson & lettres au collet
Sera saisi eschappé en dangie.)

Keys to the reading:
Ronge: = Rumination, remorse (Godefroy);

Sec: = Non accompagné (without consequence), Partie sèche, non suivie d'une revanche et d'une belle (Petit Robert);

Ronge long, sec: The old, fruitless remorse mingled with anger of Louis-Philip against the elder family of Bourbons, of the same kind as the 'horrible grippe (horrible aversion)' of his father Philippe-Égalité against Louis XVI;

Valet: = Louis-Philip accepts passively the throne offered to him by the triumphant sovereign republicans;

Congie : = Congé (discharge);

To be discharged: By the republicans in the Revolution of February;

Poignant: p.prés. de Poignier, Toucher avec le poing, empoigner (To seize) (Godefroy);

Poignant poyson & lettres au collet: = Poyson & lettres empoignant qn au collet;

Poison and letters: «The letters containing the dishonoring avowal (poison) of one's suicide» (§595, I-41);

Sera saisi eschappé en dangie: = L'eschappé sera saisi en dangie;

Dangie : = Danger.

A long, dry rumination making him a good valet : The duke of Orleans Louis-Philip, as he does not have the supremacy in succeeding to the French throne, is making every effort to get the credit of deserving a crown by means of seductions. «Louis-Philip, a new Agesilaus, protest the legitimacy of the birth of his [great-] nephew. The duke of Orleans protested in the Morning-Chronicle, November 1820, the birth of Monsieur the duke of Bordeaux, Charles-Ferdinand-Dieudonné, legitimate son of Her Royal Highness Madame the duchess of Berry, etc., etc. This protestation having its resoundings at the Tuileries, the duke of Orleans at once presented himself there, denied it and protested it; in 1830, he avowed it, moreover published it in the official journals.» (Torné-Chavigny, 1860, p.21).

«The princess Adelaide was regarded as having a great range of ideas, and above all grandiose ambition in favor of her family. So she was ever occupied in assembling by his brother the people whose opinions or interests alienated themselves from the elder branch of the Bourbons. It is under her influence that the party was formed, proved entirely ready when the revolution of 1830 occurred (Feller) M. De Lafayette waited his royal visitor on the landing of the Town Hall (1830). The situation was grave and solemn. This step Louis-Philip was to take in going to demand the sanction of the people in the palace of the people, it was an entire, complete and eternal breaking off of the monarchy with divine right, it was the crowning of the fifteen years' conspiration, it was the consecration of the revolt in the person of a prince of blood (Al. Dumas).» (Torné-Chavigny, id., p.22).» (cf. §597,VI-84)

Poison and letters seizing one [ = the prince of Condé ] by the collar: Cf. §592, I-41: A poison and letters hidden in the hearth; And later in August [1830], « a testament shall cause the death of the prince of Bourbon-Condé» (Torné-Chavigny, 1860, p.28). Indeed, his testament, forced to made a year before by his young mistress Baroness of Feuchères engaging Louis-Philip to take her under his protection in exchange of gaining an advantageous one from the prince, left all of his properties to the young duke of Aumale, and several millions to Madame de Feuchères» (E. Dentu, 1861,p.9-12; p.6). And his parcel of private manuscripts shall never been read in public. In fact, all the circumstances of his death having been evidently against the conclusion of suicide by the justice under the royal authority, the feigned papers half burned and broken in pieces are found in the fireplace [hidden in the hearth] of his chamber thoroughly checked in vain in the morning for the first time later in the evening by the secretary of the king. They read as follows: «Saint-Leu and its dependencies belong to your King Philip. Do not pillage nor burn the castle nor the village. Do not do a wrong to anyone of my friends and my people. You are off my intention. I have to die only in hoping happiness and prosperity for the French people and for my fatherland. Farewell forever. L.-H.-J. DE BOURBON, PRINCE DE CONDÉ. P.S. I wish to be buried at Vincennes, by my unfortunate son.» (E. Dentu, id.,p.19).»

The fugitive shall be caught in danger: « On February 26th, the next of the day when Louis- Philip left Dreux to start to wander in his kingdom till the night of the 2nd - 3rd of March, it had been a hurricane and a frightful tempeste accompanied by lightning and thunders.» (Torné-Chavigny, 1860, p.71)
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