§ 612.Return of Napoleon I from St. Helena and Louis-Philip's policy uncertain

19th century:
§612. Return of Napoleon I from St. Helena and Louis-Philip's policy uncertain (1840-1847): IX-7.

IX-7:
He who shall open the found monument,
And shall not close it promptly.
A mischief shall fall on him, and he shall not be able to judge,
Which should be better, to be a king of France favorable to England, or one confronted with her.


(Qui ouvrira le monument trouvé,
Et ne viendra le serer promptement.
Mal luy viendra & ne pourra prouvé,
Si mieux doibt estre roy Breton ou Normand.)

Keys to the reading:
le monument trouvé: the coffin of Napoleon Bonaparte found to merit political attention;

serer: = serrer, to tighten, to fasten;

prouvé: for prouver.

Summary:
This quatrain was completely lighted by Vignois (1910, p.220): « Louis-Philip, in making the ashes of Napoleon return from St. Helena to France in order to regain thereby for himself popular reputation, had a wrong of leaving the memories of the great man vivid too long among the people. This caused a mischief to him, because they made a comparison between the hate Bonaparte bore allways against the English and the humble concessions Louis-Philip granted to them. And he never succeeded in giving proof of which should be better, to be a king of France favorable to England, or one confronted with her.»

As to the uncertainty of the foreign policy towards England of the French government of these days, cf. Charléty, 1921b, p.306-313.
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