§ 649. Napoleon III at Biarritz

19th century:
§649. Napoleon III at Biarritz (1854 & s.): VIII-85.

Between Bayonne and Saint-Jean-de-Luz,
Shall be located the promontory of Mars,
With no fish of water; a prostitute shall deprive him of light,
Then suffocated in bed with no aid.

(Entre Bayonne & à saint Jean de Lux
Sera posé de Mars la promottoire
Aux Hanix d’Aquin Nanar hostera lux,
Puis suffocqué au lit sans adjutoire.)

Keys to the reading:
Entre Bayonne & à saint Jean de Lux: = à la place entre Bayonne & Saint-Jean-de Luz (at the place between Bayonne and Saint-Jean-de-Luz), i.e. at Biarritz (Vignois, 1910, p.255);

Sera posé de Mars la promottoire: = Shall be located the promontory of Mars. «The promontory of Biarritz, located at an equal distance from Bayonne and from Saint-Jean-de Luz, was the place of stay for Napoleon III who lived there as Mars with Venus at the season when one was seeking for breeze of the sea» (Vignois, id.);

Mars: = Mars (§694, IV-100) = Napoleon III as « the Man on Horseback » (Guerard, 1955, p. 201);

Hanix: In Greek ανιχθυς (without fish);

Aquin: In Latin aqua (water, rain, sea);

Aux Hanix d’Aquin: In the seaside resort where few of the French Catholic visited him, fish being the symbol of the Catholic;

Nanar: From a Latin nonaria (a prostitute)(Ionescu,1976,p.573).

Between Bayonne and Saint-Jean-de-Luz, shall be located the promontory of Mars, with no fish of water; a prostitute shall deprive him of light: « The rulers set the example of the change of gait. Napoleon is rapidly aging, her bladder disease, whose exact diagnosis will be made at the end of the reign, has worsened and gives crises of suffering followed by reductions that weaken his will. His youthful love for the Empress has cooled, he returned to amorous adventures. The certified favorite is first an Italian lady of high society, the Countess Cassiglione, whose beauty is displayed at the receptions of the Tuileries; a most secret affair with a demimondaine will be made public after the fall of the Empire by the disclosure of the letters of the President of the Supreme Court in charge of negotiating the break. The Empress, neglected and offended, focuses affection on her son, she no longer has the carefree gaiety of the beginning, its beauty, enhanced by the maturity, becomes majestic. The rulers retain their official residences in the Tuileries, and in the castles of Compiegne, Fontainebleau and St. Cloud, with the luxury of personal and ceremonial pomp deemed mandatory for a large courtyard. They lived subject to the label, surrounded by their “houses” organized into hierarchies since 1852, but they escape from there every summer. Napoleon will usually take a cure at Vichy, where he takes only a few intimates. He spent the holidays at his favorite residence of Biarritz on the coast of the Ocean, in the Basque country at the foot of the Pyrenees. The imperial family will live in a big villa and leads there a quiet life, almost free from the label, and free from festivals; it receives the preferred host, the Emperor walks on the beach conversing with them; they make trips by car to the mountains.» (Seignobos, 1921b, p.2-3)

Then suffocated in bed with no aid: «Misconduct blinded him so that his state of exhaustion was one of the causes of his death: when he later fainted in bed, nothing could pull round him out of this state.» (Vignois, id.) « Prince Napoleon was ready to work with the Emperor. General Bourbaki, military governor of Lyons, could be trusted. But the Man on Horseback must be able to sit a horse. So Napoleon decided to submit to an operation – lithotrity - fully aware of its dangers at his age and in his condition. It was his last gamble. On January 2, 1873 the first operation was performed; a second followed on the 6th. Both went well. The third was scheduled for the 9th. On the eve, they gave the patient chloral. He slept heavily, barely recovered consciousness, and at eleven a.m. on January 9 he was at peace.» (Guerard, 1955, p. 201)
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Koji Nihei Daijyo

Author:Koji Nihei Daijyo
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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