19th century:

§711 MacMahon, partisan of the Tricolor, checked the restoration of the monarchy in White (5) (1873.11.21): IX-15.



Near Parpan the reds detained,

Those of the medium completely defeated brought far.

Three put in pieces and Five hardly supported

For the lord and prelate of Bourgoing.

(Pres de Parpan les rouges detenus,

Ceux du milieu parfondres menez loing:

Trois mis en pieces, & cinq mal soustenus,

Pour le Seigneur & Prelat de Bourgoing.)


NOTES: The first two lines describe the defeat of the Paris Commune in May 1871, and the numbers Three and Five of the line 3 refer respectively to Napoleon III dethroned in September 1870 and to Henry V (Count of Chambord) failed in restoration in October 1873.

Parpan: “ A village of France, prefecture of Haute Garonne (Languedoc).” (Bescherelle). « Nostradamus plays with the names of place: “ Parpan ”, a locality of the department of the Rhone, is for par and pan, all.» (Torné-Chavigny, 1875, p.23). « παρἀπαν (parapan), Adv., altogether, absolutely.» (Liddell & Scott). The name Parpan itself also connotes vaguely the theme of Paris nearly in its entirety, which was the case of the Commune of 1871. A proper name of place for a common usage: e.g. Monech (Monaco) for moine (monk) (Torné-Chavigny, 1862, p.56); Nice for victoire (victory) (Torné-Chavigny, 1861, p.58), etc.

The reds: = Revolutionaries (cf. Torné-Chavigny, 1861, p.32). « The tendency of the Commune, in majority revolutionary, rather than socialist.» (Seignobos, 1921b, p.307).

The medium: = the capital (Paris): « Ancient people said Medio, milieu (middle), Milan, for capital.» (Torné-Chavigny, 1872, p.183).

Those of the medium: = the reds = the Communards of Paris in 1871.

Near Parpan the reds detained, Those of the medium completely defeated brought far: Almost all the Communards other than killed were completely defeated, detained and deported in the colonial islands far off: « Those of the capital, dispersed by the arms, were brought to New Caledonia.» (Torné-Chavigny, 1872, p.183).

Three put in pieces: « Napoleon III already put in pieces by the vote of deposition, was also broken into pieces by the operation of lithotomy.» (Vignois, 1910, p.341). « The Empress Eugénie, then, settled with his son in Chislehurst (England). Napoleon III, having been granted liberty by Germany after the conclusion of peace, rejoined the Empress and his son in this city where he died on January 9th 1873.» (Muel, 1895, p.331-332, note 1.)

Five hardly supported For [because of ] the lord and prelate of Bourgoing: « The Count of Chambord was not sufficiently supported by the people of the order [i.e. the moral Order, the cause of President MacMahon and his ministry (cf. Seignobos, 1921b, p.361)] to become Henry V.» (Vignois, id.)

The lord of Bourgoing: = The Duke of Broglie, the name Bourgoing hinting that of Broglie, one of the Orleanist chiefs: « The Orleanist chiefs could not want the return of a king accustomed to see in them his adversaries, irresistibly disposed to keep them off the power and prefer his legitimist partisans to them. They kept to the parliamentary regime and to the Tricolor, and could not but dread a Prince avowedly devoted to the personal government and to the white standard. The duke of Broglie, president of the Council, and Buffet, president of the Assembly, appealed to their functions to keep off… In case of the failure, the Orleanist chiefs had their solution ready, the prolongation of the powers of the Marshal MacMahon, under a provisory regime which should reserve their future.» (Seignobos, id., p.366).

The prelate of Bourgoing: = President MacMahon: prelat (prelate) means a principal person of a Church or a State, prelat (prelature and preture, too) being in Latin « prælatus, being brought forward.» (Torné-Chavigny, 1861, p.52; Vignois, 1910, p.356). Cf. The great Celtic Prelate (§710, VI-53) = The Count of Chambord. Moreover, the name Bourgoing suggests, too, that of Bourgogne, and the town of Sully (Saône-et-Loire) where MacMahon was born in 1808 is located in the region (cf. Vignois, id., p.357).

Hardly supported for the prelate of Bourgoing: « MacMahon and Broglie could rely upon the simple and obstinate character of Chambord often revealed in his manifestos and letters (cf. Seignobos, 1921b, p.320-321, p.341, p.347, p.367, p.369 and p.374) in order to bring about by design the abortion of the restoration of the Monarchy in White, which they could not prefer before any regime in Tricolor, by means of imposing the Tricolor upon him, which was a kind of murder, a suffocation of the political life of the Count of Chambord (cf. id., p.366-368 and p.369-370). « The Prince sent his confident to MacMahon. MacMahon replied that his honor forbade him to enter secret conferences; the Assembly had wanted to restore the monarchy, but since the letter of the Prince, it judged its return impossible; this situation imposed on him new obligations he refused to betray. Chambord was grieved by this refusal which deprived him of all means of taking action.» (Seignobos, id., p.376).


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