§ 630.Republican revolution; Appearance of Louis-Napoleon

19th century:
§630. Republican revolution; Appearance of Louis-Napoleon (1848): VII-43.

When they shall see the two unicorns,
The one declining, the other lowering,
People in the midst, a pillar at the bounds,
Shall flee the nephew smiling.

(Lors qu'on verra les deux licornes
L'une baissant l'autre abaissant,
Monde au milieu, pilier aux bornes
S'en fuira le neveu riant.)

Keys to the reading:
Unicorn (licorne): « A horn is often considered as emblem of the power and the monarchy in the Holy Scriptures.» (Torné-Chavigny, 1860,p.86);

The two unicorns: « represent the two powers of the government of 1830, the executive Power and the legislative Power» (Torné-Chavigny, id.,p.87);

A pillar: Lamartine (Torné-Chavigny, id.,p.89-90);

The nephew: Louis-Napoleon (Torné-Chavigny, id.,p.90).

The one declining, the other lowering: « The Memories of a bourgeois of Paris says: « The parliamentarians were not satisfied with standing on the rights given by the Charter. They further proceeded to propose and defend a new and fatal political doctrine: the King reigns and does not govern. It was above all those who had elevated Louis-Philip to the throne that refused him the means of governing till the last moment».» (Torné-Chavigny, 1860,p.87)

People in the midst: « When the king decided to abdicate and was seated at his desk to draw up the act, he found himself immediately surrounded by a mass of foreign persons mostly unknown to him, who followed with attention all the movements of his plume; some of them cried brutally to him, "Why, Make haste right away! You will not be able to finish it." (Véron, Memories of a bourgeois of Paris, V. 92)» (Torné-Chavigny, id.,,p.89)

A pillar at the bounds : « [1848.2.25] Lamartine heard the roarings of the people; he knows, as a new Androkles, how to calm this lion. "Citizens ! Listen now to your minister of foreign affairs. If you take off my tricoloured flag from me, you know it well, you take off the half of the exterior force of France from me. For, Europe does not recognize anything other than her defeats and our victories in the flag of the Republic and of the Empire. Europe believes that she is seeing only the flag of a party in seeing the red one. It is the flag of France, it is the flag of our victorious armies, it is the flag of our triumphs that we should raise up before Europe. France and the tricoloured flag, it is the same thought, the same prestige, the same terror if necessary against our enemies. The red flag, I will never adopt it, and I will tell you in a word the reason why I oppose its adoption with all the force of my patriotism. It is because the tricoloured flag has, Citizens, made a tour around the world with the Republic and the Empire, with your liberties and your glories; on the contrary, the red flag has made only a tour of the Champ-de-Mars, trailed in the blood." With this last peroration, or rather with this last image, the anger of the people was appeased to be replaced by enthusiasm. (Al. Dumas)» (Torné-Chavigny, id.,p.89-90)

Shall flee the nephew smiling: « Februray 27th. About eleven o'clock, it spreads the rumour that the prince Louis-Napoleon has arrived in Paris... He wrote this morning the following letter to the members of the government: "Paris, February 28th, 1848. Gentlemen, The people having destroyed, by its heroism, the last remains of the foreign invasion, I hurried here from my exile in order to range myself under the flags of the Republic you have just proclaimed. Without any other ambition than that of serving my country, I came here to announce my arrival to the members of the provisory government, and to assure them of my devotion to the cause they represent, as of my sympathies with their personalities. Respectfully yours, Napoleon-Louis Bonaparte." (Guy)» (Torné-Chavigny, id.,p.90)

« Those who have imposed the Republic to France invited Louis-Napoleon to depart. So as to give a proof of his disinterest, the Prince agreed to depart. He made his way again to England, after having made the following response to the government: " Paris, this 29th of February, 1848. Gentlemen, After the thirty-three years of exile and of persecutions, I have acquired, I believe, the right of rediscovering a hearth upon the soil of my fatherland. You think that my presence in Paris is now a subject of embarrassment; therefore I remove myself from here for a while: You will see in this sacrifice the purity of my intentions and of my patriotism. Respectfully yours, Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte." Yet, Louis-Napoleon lost only momentarilly by the decision of the provisory government: He even won out there, in the sense that the events and the things that followed one another so rapidly, from this epoch till the month of December, served only to attract upon him more and more public sympathy, and to conquer for him new adherents day after day. (Guy)» (Torné-Chavigny, id.,p.90-91)
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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 219 in the 20th [1901-2000] (§731-§949).

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