§ 605.A grand rowan berry, duchess of Berry

19th century:
§605. A grand rowan berry, duchess of Berry, exile in England (1830): X-69.

The brilliant fact of the new elevated veteran,
Shall be so great southwards and northwards,
A grand berry of the elevated rowan of his own sister,
Shall be bruised, in fleeing in the thicket of vineyard.

(Le fait luysant de neuf vieux esleve
Seront si grand par midi aquilon,
De sa seur propre grande aliesleve,
Fuyant murdry au buysson d'ambellon.)

Keys to the reading:
The new elevated veteran: Louis-Philip, born in 1773, king of the French in 1830, aged 56; aquilon: See §623,VIII-81: le pole aquilonaire; A grand berry of the elevated rowan of his own sister: aliesleve seems to be the union of alie (= alise, fruit of rowan (Godefroy)) and eslevé (elevated), which may indicate in its English nuance the duchess of Berry Caroline, mother of the duke of Bordeaux, exiled French king of legitimacy, as well elevated as Louis-Philip, whose queen Maria Amalia is a sisiter of Francis I of the Two Sicilies, father of Caroline. Thus, the mother of Caroline, wife of Francis I, is a sisiter of Louis-Philip's wife, then Louis-Philip's own sisiter. So, Caroline is [a daughter or a child = a fruit] of his own sister;

ambellon: Gk. ampelōn, vineyard.

in the thicket of vineyard: where one refreshes and recreates oneself.

«In passing through Carentan, Charles X was informed that the Duc d'Orléans had consummated his usurpation and assumed the title of King of the French. He refused to credit it and spoke of it simply as a rumour; but the news was, of course, only too true [The brilliant fact of the new elevated veteran shall be so great]. Between Carentan and Valognes, the country was strongly Royalist in its sympathies, and the peasants, who had gathered in numbers along the road, greeted the Royal Family with cries of "Vive le Roi! Vivent les Bourbons!" and pressed around the carriage of little Duc de Bordeaux to kiss his hand. The Duchesse de Berry was greatly moved, and complained bitterly that Charles X should have abandoned the struggle when he possessed such faithful subjects. "Let us stay here," she cried; "let us cling fast to a tree, to a post, but, for God's sake, let us go no further ! " However, it was now too late for repentance, and that evening they reached Valognes, the last stage from Cherbourg, in the midst of pouring rain, which did not tend to raise their spirits.» (Williams, 1911, p.281).

«It was not until reaching Valognes that the question of Charles X's destination, after leaving France, was definitely settled. He had successively proposed to land at Ostend, Amsterdam, and Hamburg; but the French Government, which was determined to drive the dethroned Sovereign not only from France, but from the Continent, prohibited all three [The brilliant fact of the new elevated veteran shall be so great northwards]. He, therefore, decided to disembark at Portsmouth, and wrote to William IV to ask for a temporary asylum in his dominions.» (Williams, id.).

«Both Charles X and the Dauphin had laid aside their uniforms and Orders for civilian dress, a change which announced that the moment of their departure was close at hand. At one o'clock, the cortège, escorted by the Gardes du corps, who still wore their white cockades, entered Cherbourg, where almost every house displayed the tricolour, in honour of the accession of Louis-Philip [The brilliant fact of the new elevated veteran shall be so great southwards]» (Williams, id., p.282-283).

«The moment had now come for Charles X to take leave of the faithful adherents - some sixty in all - who had followed him to Cherbourg, but who were not to accompany him into exile. It was a pathetic scene, as one by one they came forward to kiss the hand of the Sovereign who, with all his faults, had been one of the best and kindest masters. The old King bore the ordeal bravely, as did the Dauphin and Dauphine, but the Duchesse de Berry gave free vent to her grief and sobbed bitterly [A grand berry shall be bruised in fleeing]» (Williams, id., p.284).

«In London, the duchess occupied a house adjoining the Neapolitan Legation, and the Ambassador, the Count di Rudolfi, gave a grand dinner-party in her honour, at which the Duke of Wellington and other distinguished persons were present. This dinner-party gave great umbrage to Talleyrand, who had been appointed the representative of the July Monarchy in London, and who wrote to his Government that the Neapolitan Ambssador did not seem sufficiently to recollect that, if the Duchesse de Berry were the daughter of his Sovereign, the Queen of the French was his sister [A grand berry of the elevated rowan of his own sister]» (Williams, id., p.289-290).

«The Duchesse de Berry, almost from the day of her arrival in England, had placed herself in communication with the most enterprising spirits of the Legitimist party, with a view to the promotion of a counter-revolution which should hurl the treacherous usurper from his throne and set the Crown upon her son's head. And in this counter-revolution she herself intended to play an active part. The stories of Jeanne d'Arc, Mary Stuart, Henri IV, Maria Theresa, the Young Pretender, and other picturesque figures in history had always possessed for her a singular fascination, while she had greedily devoured the novels of Sir Walter Scott [in fleeing in the thicket of vineyard]» (Williams, id., p.291).
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Koji Nihei Daijyo

Author:Koji Nihei Daijyo
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