§ 609.Louis-Philip and Thiers plan to translate Napoleon I

19th century:
§609. Louis-Philip and Thiers plan to translate Napoleon I (1840): V-7.

The bones of the triumvir shall be discovered,
They are seeking for an enigmatic profound treasure.
Those surrounding persons shall not be in repose,
Concerning the excavation of marble and metallic lead.

(Du triumvir seront trouvez les oz,
Cherchant profond tresor ænigmatique,
Ceulx d'alentour ne seront en repoz,
De concaver marbre & plomb metalique.) (№ 9)

Keys to the reading:
The triumvir: «France has had only once [1799-1804] the government executed by three magistrates, and the first of the three was Napoleon Bonaparte. This man can be designated particularly by the word triumvir.» (Torné-Chavigny, 1860, p.42).

«They shall go to collect, in St. Helena, the bones of the first of the three consuls, Louis-Philip seeking for the maintenance (a very difficult thing ) of his waning popularity. At the very time of the expedition, the nephew of the triumvir, who shall be thereafter a pacific emperor, and his partisans remaining in England, in the district surrounding France, shall disembark in Boulogne. Louis-Napoleon shall not be able to rest in peace in seeing the enthusiasm of the people that will» (Torné-Chavigny, id.)

excavate the tomb of marble and metallic lead:
«The soldiers of the marine laid the coffin on the border of the pit hollowed amidst a bunch of four or five willows. It was of nearly ten feet depth; the four walls of the parallelogram was of massonry from top to bottom; a bucket of hewn stone built at the bottom was going to support as its cover a large and long flagstone.» (Mameluck Ali, 2000(1926), p.282)

«Any mephitic exhalation did not come out of the soil which we removed, nor of the cellar that we opened. The cellar having been opened, I descended it: at the bottom was the coffin of the Emperor. It reposed upon a large flagstone, itself set on the stands of stone. The plates of mahogany that formed the coffin had yet their color and their hardness. Under it was a case of lead, closed everywhere, which enveloped another case of mahogany intact perfectly; and came the last a fourth case of tin... Proceedings of the surgeon-major of the Belle-Poule signed: Rémi Guillard, doctor of Medicine.» (Histoire populaire de l'Empereur Napoléon, p.224, cité Torné-Chavigny, id., p.44)

One of the stones that formed the tomb of Napoleon I is reported to be marble: «Name or description: Napoleon's Tomb Documented information: ● 1888: "1 Rough Block of Marble. No inscription on same. 'From the tomb of Napoleon.'" [Dimensions: 2' x 1'5" x 5"] [Receipt from G. Brown Goode, Assistant Secretary of the United States National Museum, Washington D.C., to Mr. G.W. Thomas, Custodian of the Washington Monument, October 22, 1888 (Dimensions are from a related piece of correspondence.); Entry 492, RG 42, NAB.] ● 1888: National Museum, Smithsonian Institution Accession Card and related correspondence arranging transport of stone from Washington Monument grounds to the museum and acknowledging their receipt. [Microfilm Reel 132 (1888), Acc. No. 21294; SIA] (Jacob, 2005, p.226)

As to this block of marble from the tomb of Napoleon for the Washington Monument in 1858-1859, cf. §648(I-43).

As to the translation of Napoleon I from St. Helena to his fatherland, cf. §610(VIII-5), §611(IV-20) and §612(IX-7).
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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 218 in the 20th [1901-2000] (§731-§948).

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