§ 643. Baptism of the Prince Imperial

19th century:
§643. Baptism of the Prince Imperial (1856.6.14): X-8.

X-8:
The Count of Senegalia shall combine
His index and thumb with the forehead of his own son,
The Myr. armed by several of the first rank.
Three persons in seven days dead wounded.


(Index & poulse parfondra le front
De Senegalia le Conte à son filz propre
La Myr. armee par plusieurs de prinfront
Trois dans sept jours blesses mors.)

Keys to the reading:
Le Conte de Senegalia: = The count of Senigallia = the pope Pius IX (Vignois, 1910, p.242);

Parfondre: Fondre (to combine) (Godefroy);

The Count of Senegalia shall combine His index and thumb with the forehead of his own son: «Now, the Prince Imperial was baptized (the traditional gesture is with thumb and index finger joined) by Cardinal Patrizzi, as proxy for Pius IX whose godson the baby was.» (Laver, 1942, p.204);

Myr.: Abbreviation of myron in Greek, μυρον, liquid perfume (Bailly). La Myr. is an eulogistic proper name for a supposed lady from the Greek neuter μυρον;

Armee: = Adj. Armé, Garni, pourvu (garnished, provided) (Petit Robert);

De prinfront: «De premier rang» (of the first rank) (Vignois, id.). Prinfront = prin, adj. premier (first) (Godefroy) + front (front);

The Myr. armed by several of the first rank: Several persons of the first rank at the ceremony are from top to bottom garnished with liquid perfume;

Trois: Napoleon III, the Prince Imperial and Pius IX;

Dans sept jours: = dans sept ans (in seven years) as in V-18 (§214) where the seventh day means the seventh year in corresponding to seven years of VII-15 (§212);

Blesse: = Blessé, Adj. Fig. «Blessé dans son amour-propre» (wounded in his pride) (Petit Robert).

Summary:
The Count of Senegalia shall combine His index and thumb with the forehead of his own son, The Myr. armed by several of the first rank: « On March 16th [1856], the Empress gives birth to the Prince Imperial: the Pope agrees to be his godfather; the baptism, where he is represented by a legate, is the occasion of a great festival (June 14th)» (Seignobos, 1921a, p.251)

Three persons in seven months dead wounded:
1° Napoleon III died in exile in England on January 9th, 1873, after having suffered a fatal defeat in 1870, confronted with Prussia.

2° Pius IX died on February 7th, 1878, in rupture with the kingdom of Italy that had deprived him of Rome in 1870.

3° The Prince Imperial: « In the war of Zululand, the Prince Imperial was reconnoitering on the first of June, 1879, with a small number of British soldiers, with Lieutenant Carey. During a break, while the horsemen had dismounted, the Zulu hidden in tall grass suddenly attacked them with their assegais: amidst the bustle of soldiers eager to escape, the Prince was wounded by a shot of an arrow which prevented him from following his companions and avoid traits that gave him death.» (Vignois, id.)

Thus, seven years passed from 1873 [the first] to 1879 [the last] according to French manner of calendric computation.
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