§ 592.Assassination of the duke of Berry

X-92 (§592):

Under his father's eyes the son shall be killed,
The father then among the cordes of rush.
Genevan people shall struggle hard,
The head lying down in the heart of the events as a stem.

(Devant le pere l'enfant sera tué:
Le pere apres entre cordes de jonc,
Genevois peuple sera esvertué,
Gisant le chief au milieu comme un tronc.)

Keys to the reading:
the cordes of rush: An assemblage of numerous slender fibers, a metaphor for the Chamber of Deputies.

Genevan people
: the Parisians who will imitate a democratic regime of Geneva (Torné-Chavigny, 1861, p.233).

Under his father's eyes the son shall be killed: « On the 13th of February, 1820, the duke de Berri [the second in succession to the crown] was assassinated by a fanatic named Louvel as he was coming from the Opera.» (HH, XIII, p.24) « The prince hearing the sobs of his desolate spouse said to her: "Dear Caroline, calm your despair, stand steady for the child you bear in your inside." These words unveiled the hope that had been only conjectured... Soon, at this scene of desolation came to gather Mister (count of Artois, father of the duke de Berri), Madam, the duke of Angoulem and the duke of Bourbon. All of them surrounded this bed of death... Already the shades of death enveloped the prince; he turned his last look at his companion whom he didn't recognize any more. "Caroline, I am dying happy, I am dying in your arms..."»
(Delandine, Vie du duc de Berry, cité Torné-Chavigny, 1861, p.232).

Then, the father on the throne September 26th, 1824, named Charles X, was destined, as his brother Louis XVIII, to be caught in his reign by the Chamber of Deputies: «The new ministry was formed Jan. 4th, 1828, with Martignac as leader of the cabinet. The king had made haste to say to his new ministers, "M. de Villele's system is mine"; and the chamber made haste to write down in its address that M. de Villele's system was "deplorable." The whole history of the Restoration is epitomised on this simple juxtaposition of facts.» (HH, XIII, p.39-40).

The Parisians imitating the democracy of Geneva shall struggle hard, the head lying down in the heart of the events as a stem: « Charles X was at St. Cloud. The day the ordinances appeared (July 26th) he was stag-hunting until the evening at Rambouillet. Partly owing to an incomprehensible carelessness and partly to avoid the unpleasantness of the struggle, he had kept out of reach of the storm which had assailed his crown. He was told :"Stocks have fallen"; and replied, "They will go up again." Then they said, "Paris is in a state of anarchy." To this he answered, "Anarchy will bring her to my feet." The most faithful royalists, trying to make the king realise his position, found him incredulous. Even on the 29th, when the revolutionists, after three days' fighting, were driving the army from Paris, Charles X, six miles away, kept on repeating that every measure was being taken to suppress the insurrection.» (HH, XIII, p.47-48).

Ionescu’s interpretation of the word “Genevoys” as “ [of] Genova (Genoa) [Gênes]” (Ionescu, 1976, p.534), whose adjective is “Genovese (Genoese) [génois]”, is not pertinent because the French orthography “genevoy/genevois (Genevan)” is just the adjective of the noun “Genève (Geneva)”. Moreover, the French word “esvertué” does not mean, as Ionescu wishes so, “pris de vertige (dizzied), prêt à défaillir (ready to fail)”, but on the contrary “fortifié (fortified), donné de la force (given the power), déployé énergiquement (deployed energetically), ranimé (reanimated)” (Godefroy). Hence, his theme of the quatrain as an Italian event should be rejected.
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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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