§ 602.The legitimate Bourbons expelled

19th century:

§602. The legitimate Bourbons expelled (1830): IV-85.


The white carbon of the black shall be chased,
A person held prisoner shall be carried on a tumbril.
The Moor and camels upon their legs interlaced, 
When the next-born shall stitch the eyelids of his falcon together.

(Le charbon blanc du noir sera chassé,
Prisonnier faict mené au tombereau:
More Chameau sur piedz entrelassez,
Lors le puisnay sillera l'aubereau.)

Keys to the reading:

The white carbon of the black: the legitimate king (= the duke of Angoulême) of the king (= Charles X), Black (Noir) and Carbon (= Black) meaning King (Noir = an anagram of Roi leaving N) and White (= the white flag of the French royal family) the legitimacy (Torné-Chavigny, 1861, p.257);


A person held prisoner on a tumbril: the prince of Polignac, the firmly anti-republican prime minister (1829-1830) of Charles X, the phrase on a tumbril indicating a state criminal involved (cf. id., p.258);


The Moor and camels on their legs interlaced: The Africans indicated and defeated, Algeria conquered by Charles X in 1830 (id.); As to the word 'More', cf. §763, III-95: Moricque.


The next-born: the duke of Bordeaux, presumptive successor in principle to the duke of Angoulême, his uncle, successor to Charles X (id.);


Siller = to stitch the eyelids of one's falcon together with a needle. A technique of keeping it in repose in order to carry it (Littré);


Aubereau = hobereau, a small falcon (Ibuki).



In August 1830, the duke of Angoulême was compelled, with his father Charles X, his nephew the duke of Bordeaux, now on the throne as Henry V after the double abdication of his grandfather and uncle, the mother of the ten-year-old king, duchess of Berry, and his wife Mary-Theresa, daughter of Louis XVI, to go into exile in England out of the rebel France.


France has been, as it were, evoked into the July Revolution by « the president of the new cabinet, Jules de Polignac, a sort of incarnation of the old régime. He had been one of the most enthusiastic amongst the émigrés and later had become a leading member of the Congregation.» (HH, XIII, p.41) « After the triumph of the revolution, he tried to escape in disguise; but recognized at Granville, he ran the risk of his life. Transferred to Paris, and drawn before the Court of the peers, he was condemned to perpetual imprisonment. After several years' detention in the castle of Ham, he was amnestied (1836), passed in England, then obtained his return to France, where he died in 1847.» (Feller, cité Torné-Chavigny, id., p.258)


« On the 2nd of March, 1830, Charles X declared in the presence of the assembled deputies and peers his intention to preserve intact the prerogatives of the crown and French institutions. The address of the deputies in response to the speech from the throne showed the king that the composition of his new cabinet was dangerous and menacing to public liberty. Two hundred and twenty-one members as against 186 voted for this memorable address. The king was indignant. However, the council had tried to acquire some popularity by means of a military success, and an insult offered to the French consul by the dey of Algiers furnished the ministers a favourable opportunity to clear the sea of barbarous pirates. The Algerian dey, Hussein, had come into power in 1818. No bey had been so well obeyed... Ibrahim, Hussein's son-in-law, took with him the Turkish militia, some Kolougis and Moors of Algiers, the contingent of the beys, and some thousand Kabyles... The dey and the inhabitants of Algiers had no doubt of success; there was consternation at the arrival of the fugitives. The Algerians hastened to defend Fort Emperor, which protected the town on the southwest... On July fourth, at four o'clock in the morning, the entrenchement was opened against Fort Emperor; the French batteries then uncovered and destroyed it with their fire. The garrison made a brave defence, but the contest of the two artilleries was too unequal; at the end of a few hours the Turks had their embrasures demolished, their guns dismounted, their gunners disabled. Fort Emperor once taken, Algiers could no longer hold out; Hussein signed a capitulation.» (HH, XIII, p.42-44)


This time, the duke of Bordeuax is withdrawing his right of pretending to the throne (Sillera l'aubereau), until he shall be in good fortune.


Discussion:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              V. Ionescu (1976, p.718-719) attributes this quatrain to the theme of “ the United States of America developing along with the expansion of railroads.” But his unreasonable theme of this kind engenders a number of discrepancies between the verbal expressions and the conceptions intended through them as follows: (1) “ the white carbon ”, [= white coal] usually meaning “ water as a motive power ”, does not match the almost immaterial image of his pretended “ steam ”; (2) “ a prisoner held on a tumbril ” does not fit in with “ the highly pressed steam in circulation for the locomotive”; (3) the slow locomotion of “ camels upon their legs interlaced ” also disagrees with the rapid and rhythmical movement of “ connecting rods (bielles d’accouplement) ”, and if camels’ legs are “ connecting rods ”, there are no wheels in correspondence; (4) if the camels are simply such figures, there is no need for the Prophet to add into this quatrain the historical proper name “ the Moor ”, which must be here essentially for the geographically real indication: namely to refer to the Moor in reality and in history; (5) and “ the together-stitched eyelids of a falcon ” meaning its immobile and inactive passivity off work do betray their expected mission of figuring the United States of America developing with infinite promise; (6) and finally the expression “ the next-born ” is not applied to a state as an institutional being, but only to some particular personality in the Prophecies of Nostradamus: e.g., the duke of Bordeaux (IV-85, VI-95, IX-8), Richard Nixon (IV-95), Henri IV (VII-12), Francis Joseph I (VIII-3), François de Guise (VIII-45), Louis XVII (IX-23), François de Guise et Charles de Guise (IX-40), Henri de Guise (X-35). Here, it’s certainly the duke of Bordeaux. [Update: June 22,2014]

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Koji Nihei Daijyo

Author:Koji Nihei Daijyo
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 218 in the 20th [1901-2000] (§731-§948).

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