§ 629.Prompt flight of Louis-Philip

19th century:
§629. Prompt flight of Louis-Philip (1848): VI-14.

Far away from his soil the King shall lose the battle,
A prompt fugitive pursued heading taken.
The ignorant taken under the golden mesh,
In the guise of feigned costume and the enemy surprised.

(Loing de sa terre Roy perdra la bataille,
Prompt eschappé poursuivy suivant prins
Ignare prins soubz la doree maille,
Soubz fainct habit & l'ennemy surprins.)

Keys to the reading:
His soil: Paris, the royal siege;

The ignorant: The king who did not know his utmost defeat;

The enemy surprised: The enemies in pursuit of Louis-Philip were surprised at the ex-king's success in evading themselves at last.

Far away from his soil the King shall lose the battle: «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, 1860,p.66)

This battle, concerning the final option of a dynasty or a republic, cannnot be that of real fighting, because « like Charles X, Louis Philippe abdicated in favour of a child, his grandson, the count de Paris. The battle at this moment was brought to an end by its most bloody episode: the attack on the château d'Eau opposite the Palais Royal. By two o'clock the people had earned the victory. Louis Philippe and his family fled from the Tuileries.» (HH, XIII, p.82-83)

A prompt fugitive: « Louis-Philip, who, at eleven o'clock in the morning, believed having made much concession in nominating ministers Odillon-Barrot and Thiers, took, at noon, in the place of the Concorde, on a hackney carriage that brought him away far from Paris. (Guy)» (Torné-Chavigny, 1860, p.27)

A prompt fugitive pursued heading taken. The ignorant taken, In the guise of feigned costume: « The duchess of Orleans followed the old king into exile. The latter was going abroad like Charles X, but he had more to make him anxious. He was obliged to conceal himself, was often suspected, and sometimes had not enough money to supply his needs. When at last he reached the little Norman port which was his destination he found a stormy sea, and could not for a long time get any vessel to take him across the Channel; finally, having disguised himself, he secured a passage from Havre on board an English ship.» (HH, XIII, p.83)

Under the golden mesh: « The horse the king mounted was totally caparisoned with fringe of gold (Alexandre Dumas, Louis Philippe) » (Torné-Chavigny, id.,p.28)
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§ 630.Republican revolution; Appearance of Louis-Napoleon

19th century:
§630. Republican revolution; Appearance of Louis-Napoleon (1848): VII-43.

When they shall see the two unicorns,
The one declining, the other lowering,
People in the midst, a pillar at the bounds,
Shall flee the nephew smiling.

(Lors qu'on verra les deux licornes
L'une baissant l'autre abaissant,
Monde au milieu, pilier aux bornes
S'en fuira le neveu riant.)

Keys to the reading:
Unicorn (licorne): « A horn is often considered as emblem of the power and the monarchy in the Holy Scriptures.» (Torné-Chavigny, 1860,p.86);

The two unicorns: « represent the two powers of the government of 1830, the executive Power and the legislative Power» (Torné-Chavigny, id.,p.87);

A pillar: Lamartine (Torné-Chavigny, id.,p.89-90);

The nephew: Louis-Napoleon (Torné-Chavigny, id.,p.90).

The one declining, the other lowering: « The Memories of a bourgeois of Paris says: « The parliamentarians were not satisfied with standing on the rights given by the Charter. They further proceeded to propose and defend a new and fatal political doctrine: the King reigns and does not govern. It was above all those who had elevated Louis-Philip to the throne that refused him the means of governing till the last moment».» (Torné-Chavigny, 1860,p.87)

People in the midst: « When the king decided to abdicate and was seated at his desk to draw up the act, he found himself immediately surrounded by a mass of foreign persons mostly unknown to him, who followed with attention all the movements of his plume; some of them cried brutally to him, "Why, Make haste right away! You will not be able to finish it." (Véron, Memories of a bourgeois of Paris, V. 92)» (Torné-Chavigny, id.,,p.89)

A pillar at the bounds : « [1848.2.25] Lamartine heard the roarings of the people; he knows, as a new Androkles, how to calm this lion. "Citizens ! Listen now to your minister of foreign affairs. If you take off my tricoloured flag from me, you know it well, you take off the half of the exterior force of France from me. For, Europe does not recognize anything other than her defeats and our victories in the flag of the Republic and of the Empire. Europe believes that she is seeing only the flag of a party in seeing the red one. It is the flag of France, it is the flag of our victorious armies, it is the flag of our triumphs that we should raise up before Europe. France and the tricoloured flag, it is the same thought, the same prestige, the same terror if necessary against our enemies. The red flag, I will never adopt it, and I will tell you in a word the reason why I oppose its adoption with all the force of my patriotism. It is because the tricoloured flag has, Citizens, made a tour around the world with the Republic and the Empire, with your liberties and your glories; on the contrary, the red flag has made only a tour of the Champ-de-Mars, trailed in the blood." With this last peroration, or rather with this last image, the anger of the people was appeased to be replaced by enthusiasm. (Al. Dumas)» (Torné-Chavigny, id.,p.89-90)

Shall flee the nephew smiling: « Februray 27th. About eleven o'clock, it spreads the rumour that the prince Louis-Napoleon has arrived in Paris... He wrote this morning the following letter to the members of the government: "Paris, February 28th, 1848. Gentlemen, The people having destroyed, by its heroism, the last remains of the foreign invasion, I hurried here from my exile in order to range myself under the flags of the Republic you have just proclaimed. Without any other ambition than that of serving my country, I came here to announce my arrival to the members of the provisory government, and to assure them of my devotion to the cause they represent, as of my sympathies with their personalities. Respectfully yours, Napoleon-Louis Bonaparte." (Guy)» (Torné-Chavigny, id.,p.90)

« Those who have imposed the Republic to France invited Louis-Napoleon to depart. So as to give a proof of his disinterest, the Prince agreed to depart. He made his way again to England, after having made the following response to the government: " Paris, this 29th of February, 1848. Gentlemen, After the thirty-three years of exile and of persecutions, I have acquired, I believe, the right of rediscovering a hearth upon the soil of my fatherland. You think that my presence in Paris is now a subject of embarrassment; therefore I remove myself from here for a while: You will see in this sacrifice the purity of my intentions and of my patriotism. Respectfully yours, Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte." Yet, Louis-Napoleon lost only momentarilly by the decision of the provisory government: He even won out there, in the sense that the events and the things that followed one another so rapidly, from this epoch till the month of December, served only to attract upon him more and more public sympathy, and to conquer for him new adherents day after day. (Guy)» (Torné-Chavigny, id.,p.90-91)
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§ 631.President became a pacific Emperor

19th century:
§631. The President became a pacific Emperor (1848-1852): V-6.

The Augur shall come to the king to pray him
To be the leader for the peace of Italy:
The sceptre shall turn to the left hand,
One shall become a pacific Emperor out of the king.

(Au roy l'Augur sus le chef la main mettre
Viendra prier pour la paix Italique:
A la main gauche viendra changer le sceptre
De Roy viendra Empereur pacifique.)

Keys to the reading:
Au roy l'Augur sus le chef la main mettre Viendra prier pour la paix Italique: The construction should be: L'Augur viendra au roy [le] prier [de] mettre la main sus le chef pour la paix Italique;

Mettre la main sus (= sur): Acquérir (to acquire);

The Augur: A metaphor for a most important political adviser. The initials Au representing Autriche (Austria), this adviser is to be identified with Metternich (1773-1859);

To be the leader: To become the leader of Europe like Metternich, i.e. that of the conservative party;

The left hand: Signifying «favorable» (Torné-Chavigny, 1860, p.41);

A pacific Emperor: Louis-Napoleon (Torné-Chavigny, id.,p.42).

The Augur shall come to the king to pray him to be the leader for the peace of Italy: «At the same time Italy gave to the European conservatives even greater anxieties. The desire for independence and national unity had just taken a new form. The impotence of the revolutionaries and conspirators have been demonstrated by their failures, a peaceful and public propaganda was there pursued now, addressing itself to the educated bourgeoisie and to the princes.The books of Balbo, of the abbot Gioberti, of Massimo d'Azeglio, the personal propaganda of the patriots excited deep the soul of the nation (1843-1846). Austria expelled from the Lombardo-Veneto and compensated in the Turkish Empire, the princes united in a confederation under the presidency of the Pope, the King of Sardinia appointed to be the military leader, these were the confused and passionate hope of the men of this "Risorgimento." It took all of a sudden a meaning, a value, a form, when at the death of Gregory XVI, a conservative Pope, absolutist and reactionary, the cardinals elected a liberal Italian patriot, the Bishop of Imola, Pius IX (June 1846).» (Charléty, 1921b, p.367)

«At once, in a flight of heart, Pius IX proclaimed the amnesty of convicts and political exiles, and unleashed an unheard-of enthusiasm in Rome and all over Italy; an emotion shook Europe. Pius IX had no definite plan, but, pushed by the acclamation of crowds, he continued to give pledges; he promised schools, authorised the meetings of notables in the provinces, the creation of a Roman municipality, a civic guard; he let the political press rise, he projected railways, he announced a civil and a criminal code: Rome got out of the grave. The Duke of Tuscany imitated the Pope and the King Charles Albert of Sardinia, a former Revolutionary always suspect to Metternich, became animated and also promised d'Azeglio to devote himself entirely to the Italian cause. It's like a fire that spreads far and wide. Thus, in 1846, Europe was agitated, which was similar to that of the day after the July Revolution. But the conditions are changed. Louis-Philippe, who has worked throughout his reign to give himself an air of the legitimate king, now knows his duties. There is in Europe a role, that of the leader of the conservative party. Metternich, aged and melancholy, needs a second, will soon have a need of his successor. The time has come for Louis-Philippe and Guizot to decide to accept this legacy, to complete the figure of the monarchy born in the barricades of July, to establish in strength and in duration the conservative government of a legitimated dynasty.» (Charléty, id., p.367-368)

The sceptre shall turn to the left hand, One shall become a pacific Emperor out of the king: « The sceptre shall pass by a favorable augury from Louis-Phlip to Louis-Napoleon, elected president of France in 1848, who shall pronounce the veritable program of the Empire to revive it then, in saying: " The Empire, it is the peace ! " at a dinner given him, on the 9th of October, 1852, by the Chamber of commerce of Bordeaux.» (Torné-Chavigny, id.,,p.40-42)
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§ 632. Remorse of Louis-Philip

19th century:
§632. Remorse of Louis-Philip in his last moments (1850. 8. 26): IX-8.

The king-made next-born his father shall put to death,
After the very dishonest fatal conflict:
Documents appearing a suspicion shall cause remorse,
When the chased wolf lies in his bed.

(Puisnay Roy fait son pere mettra à mort,
Apres conflit de mort tres inhoneste:
Escrit trové soubson donra remort,
Quand loup chassé pose sus la couchette.)

Keys to the reading:
Next-born (puisnay): = the next-born of §598, VI-95: By the detractor [= Louis-Philip] calumny made upon the next born, and of §602, IV-85: the next-born shall stitch the eyelids of his falcon together, the duke of Bordeaux, who was born after the death of his father, duke of Berry, and presumptive successor in principle to the duke of Angoulême, his uncle, successor to Charles X;

His father: for his grandfather in the second sense of père (father in French);

Dishonest: For Louis-Philip. Cf. §591, IV-45: In the conflict against the liberal party the king Charles X shall abandon the sceptre to the duke of Bordeaux, his grandson. The most reverend leader of the Bourbons, the duke of Orleans, shall miss the hope of the one in need;

Documents appearing: « The wolf was chased and lying in his bed of death. Just at this moment appeared several documents concerning the fusion of the two branches of the Bourbons. Louis-Philip suspected that the future of the people and of his family will be in the sincere return to the divine right of the kings, and he reproached himself for his past conduct against the next-born made king put to political death.» (Torné-Chavigny, 1861,p.264-265)

Wolf: Louis-Philip, the term loup in French having in itself lou of Louis and p of Philip, this use for Louis-Philip found twice (here and §604, V-4) in the Centuries, and the other 4 uses of loup being for the constable of France Anne de Montmorency (§20, II-82; §22, III-33) and for the colonialist powers (X-98; X-99).

« The last child of the duke of Berry, made king, shall be instantly deprived of his political life by the lack of foresight of Charles X, his grandfather, after the conflict fatal for the elder branch of the Bourbons because of the infamous betrayal of the duke of Orleans. This last, the wolf of 1830, chased from the throne and lying in the bed of death, in reading the documents of the fusionists and in expecting the judgments of God, taken by remorse, shall demand to the mother of his grandson to recognize the rights of the duke of Bordeaux.» (Torné-Chavigny, 1861,p.264)

« Everyone knelt down, but far enough from the bed as what the dying said to the abbot Guelle not to be heard. The confession completed, absolution received, the king turned, and, always with the same cheerfulness: - Well! Now, there you are tranquil. Amelie. - Yes, sir, replied the queen, for now I hope, if God grants me such a good end as yours, we will leave for but a moment, and soon we will be together in the eternity. The king then asked to be alone with the duchess of Orleans, they were left alone and the conversation lasted nearly an hour, nobody was present at the interview, only it is presumed he had intended to break the reluctance that the duchess seemed to feel for the fusion system. What, the king living, was of the policy, was-it not in the dying king a remorse (Al. Dumas (II, 293), cité Torné-Chavigny, id.,p.265)
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