19th century:

§725 Sadi Carnot elected President of the Republic of France (1887.12.3): VIII-67.



By Sadi Carnot the great discord brought to ruin,

Neither the one nor the other shall not be elected,

Carnot shall have the love and concord of the people

His minister of war being his great protection.

(PAR. CAR. NERSAF, a ruine grand discorde,

Ne l'un ne l'autre n'aura election,

Nersaf du peuple aura amour & concorde

Ferrare, Collonne grande protection.)


NOTES: PAR.: = Par (By), « a preposition.» (Vignois, 1910, p.400)

CAR. NERSAF: A vague anagram of SADI CARNOT, CAR. NERSAF being for CARNER SAF.= CARNOT SADI (cf. id.).

PAR. CAR. NERSAF, a ruine grand discorde: = Grand discorde à ruine par CAR. NERSAF (The great discord to ruin by CAR. NERSAF).

By Sadi Carnot the great discord brought to ruin, Neither the one nor the other shall not be elected, Carnot shall have the love and concord of the people: « … Grévy resigned. In this critical situation, when Freycinet and Floquet, aiming for the radical vote, are said to have had a secret agreement to restore Boulanger [the one] to power; when the monarchists were planning to vote for Ferry [the other] in the hope that his impopularity would provoke one of those mob disturbances which had so often brought back the monarchy, Clémenceau skilfully secured the nomination and election of an unexpected figure - Sadi Carnot [ CAR. NERSAF], a man of unassailed reputation, whose grandfather was the great Carnot to whom France had owed her magnificent military organisation during the revolution. Sadi Carnot, though perhaps not a great man, displayed as president of the republic the same qualities of conscientiousness, diligence, and modesty for which he had been noted in those more humble days when he built bridges at Annecy [Carnot shall have the love and concord of the people].» (HH, XIII, p.194). 

Ferrare, Collonne: = Freycinet, minister of war, Ferrare hinting Freycinet in a remote way and Collonne (= colonne, column) signifying militarily a corps of troops in files.

By Sadi Carnot the great discord being ruined, His minister of war being his great protection: « These years were unexampled in France for the virulence of political passion and the acrimonious license of the press. The decoration scandal, the Boulangist movement, and the Panama affair filled this period with opprobrious accusations and counter-charges [the great discord]. Carnot chose Tirard for his premier; under him Wilson was sentenced to two years for fraud, and Boulanger was deprived of command for absenting himself from his post without leave. Wilson appealed, and the higher courts reversed the decision against him. As he was a relative of Grévy, this provoked public suspicion, which was aggravated when Boulanger was elected a deputy by an overwhelming majority and was immediately expelled from the army. Tirard's ministry fell and Floquet succeeded, with Freycinet as minister of war [His minister of war being his great protection]. A duel ensued between Floquet and Boulanger, in which, singularly, the civilian, who was also of advanced age, wounded the doughty general in the throat. None the less, Boulangism increased rapidly and was enlarged by the royalist vote. The time was ripe for a coup d’état, but the general did not move; indeed, he denied in his speeches any ambition for dictatorship and actually withdrew to Brussels, April, 1889, when he heard that Tirard, who had been recalled as premier, was about to arrest him. He was now found guilty of high treason and the senate sentenced him to life imprisonment. He went to Jersey and lived there quietly, while Boulangism died of inanition. In July, 1890, his mistress, Mme. de Bonnemain, died, and September 30th, 1891, he blew out his own brains on her grave. This last act was consistent with his whole career, both in its strong emotionalism and in its weakness. He was a man idolised by his soldiers, whom he treated with great democracy and even tenderness; he was thrilled with a passion to revenge France on Prussia, a passion bound to be popular then in France; he was a smart soldier and on his black horse made a picturesque figure; a popular tune added to his vogue - " C’est Boulanger qu'il nous faut ''; and it might have proved a “ Ça ira ” of insurrection, but he lacked the courage - or shall we not more mercifully and justly say, he lacked the villainy ? - to lead a revolution. While he missed the glory of a Napoleon, he also escaped the bloody crimes of that despot. Boulangism having committed suicide, it suffered disgrace from the monarchic coalition, and reform went on peacefully. In 1890 Freycinet added the premiership to the war ministry [His minister of war being his great protection], and 1891 saw no change of cabinet. Conciliation with Rome was the policy of both France and the Church; and in February, 1892, Leo XIII recognised the republic in an encyclical. Freycinet resigned the premiership and Émile Loubet became premier. Now the Panama scandal came to shock all the world with the revelations of official corruption, of wholesale blackmail, and of the abuse of funds largely subscribed by the poorer masses. The trials were peacefully conducted, and while only one former minister was convicted and a sentence was passed on De Lesseps, the engineer of the Suez Canal and also of the Panama venture, the deep disgust of the public did not take the usual recourse to riotous expression [the great discord being ruined, Carnot shall have the love and concord of the people]. Loubet was followed in December, 1892, by Ribot and he later by Dupuy. Casimir-Périer, grandson of the famous statesman, succeeded for a time, to be followed again by Dupuy. June 24th, 1894, President Carnot was stabbed to death by an Italian anarchist named Caserio.» (HH, XIII, p.194-195). 


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We have covered 143 quatrains (§588-§730) concerning the World Events in the 19th century after Napoleonic ages [1821-1900] in the Prophecies of Nostradamus, and 219 in the 20th [1901-2000] (§731-§949).

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