§ 624.Louis-Philip, suject and servant

19th century:
§624. Louis-Philip, suject and servant (1830-1848): VIII-82.
VIII-82
A long, dry rumination making him a good valet,
At the end he shall have to be discharged,
Poison and letters seizing one by the collar,
The fugitive shall be caught in danger.


(Ronge long, sec faisant du bon valet,
A la parfin n'aura que son congie,
Poignant poyson & lettres au collet
Sera saisi eschappé en dangie.)

Keys to the reading:
Ronge: = Rumination, remorse (Godefroy);

Sec: = Non accompagné (without consequence), Partie sèche, non suivie d'une revanche et d'une belle (Petit Robert);

Ronge long, sec: The old, fruitless remorse mingled with anger of Louis-Philip against the elder family of Bourbons, of the same kind as the 'horrible grippe (horrible aversion)' of his father Philippe-Égalité against Louis XVI;

Valet: = Louis-Philip accepts passively the throne offered to him by the triumphant sovereign republicans;

Congie : = Congé (discharge);

To be discharged: By the republicans in the Revolution of February;

Poignant: p.prés. de Poignier, Toucher avec le poing, empoigner (To seize) (Godefroy);

Poignant poyson & lettres au collet: = Poyson & lettres empoignant qn au collet;

Poison and letters: «The letters containing the dishonoring avowal (poison) of one's suicide» (§595, I-41);

Sera saisi eschappé en dangie: = L'eschappé sera saisi en dangie;

Dangie : = Danger.

Summary:
A long, dry rumination making him a good valet : The duke of Orleans Louis-Philip, as he does not have the supremacy in succeeding to the French throne, is making every effort to get the credit of deserving a crown by means of seductions. «Louis-Philip, a new Agesilaus, protest the legitimacy of the birth of his [great-] nephew. The duke of Orleans protested in the Morning-Chronicle, November 1820, the birth of Monsieur the duke of Bordeaux, Charles-Ferdinand-Dieudonné, legitimate son of Her Royal Highness Madame the duchess of Berry, etc., etc. This protestation having its resoundings at the Tuileries, the duke of Orleans at once presented himself there, denied it and protested it; in 1830, he avowed it, moreover published it in the official journals.» (Torné-Chavigny, 1860, p.21).

«The princess Adelaide was regarded as having a great range of ideas, and above all grandiose ambition in favor of her family. So she was ever occupied in assembling by his brother the people whose opinions or interests alienated themselves from the elder branch of the Bourbons. It is under her influence that the party was formed, proved entirely ready when the revolution of 1830 occurred (Feller) M. De Lafayette waited his royal visitor on the landing of the Town Hall (1830). The situation was grave and solemn. This step Louis-Philip was to take in going to demand the sanction of the people in the palace of the people, it was an entire, complete and eternal breaking off of the monarchy with divine right, it was the crowning of the fifteen years' conspiration, it was the consecration of the revolt in the person of a prince of blood (Al. Dumas).» (Torné-Chavigny, id., p.22).» (cf. §597,VI-84)

Poison and letters seizing one [ = the prince of Condé ] by the collar: Cf. §592, I-41: A poison and letters hidden in the hearth; And later in August [1830], « a testament shall cause the death of the prince of Bourbon-Condé» (Torné-Chavigny, 1860, p.28). Indeed, his testament, forced to made a year before by his young mistress Baroness of Feuchères engaging Louis-Philip to take her under his protection in exchange of gaining an advantageous one from the prince, left all of his properties to the young duke of Aumale, and several millions to Madame de Feuchères» (E. Dentu, 1861,p.9-12; p.6). And his parcel of private manuscripts shall never been read in public. In fact, all the circumstances of his death having been evidently against the conclusion of suicide by the justice under the royal authority, the feigned papers half burned and broken in pieces are found in the fireplace [hidden in the hearth] of his chamber thoroughly checked in vain in the morning for the first time later in the evening by the secretary of the king. They read as follows: «Saint-Leu and its dependencies belong to your King Philip. Do not pillage nor burn the castle nor the village. Do not do a wrong to anyone of my friends and my people. You are off my intention. I have to die only in hoping happiness and prosperity for the French people and for my fatherland. Farewell forever. L.-H.-J. DE BOURBON, PRINCE DE CONDÉ. P.S. I wish to be buried at Vincennes, by my unfortunate son.» (E. Dentu, id.,p.19).»

The fugitive shall be caught in danger: « On February 26th, the next of the day when Louis- Philip left Dreux to start to wander in his kingdom till the night of the 2nd - 3rd of March, it had been a hurricane and a frightful tempeste accompanied by lightning and thunders.» (Torné-Chavigny, 1860, p.71)
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