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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume. 34, Number 16. September 8th 1971

[Napoleon Buonoparte]

Napoleon Buonoparte

IX 20 "Un Empcreur naistra pres d'ltalie — Qui a I'Empire sera vendu bien cher."

An Emperor shall be born near Italy (note Emperor and Corsica) who shall cost his Empire dear."s,

VII 57 "De soldat simple parviendra en Empire De robbe courte parviendra a la longe."

A simple soldier shall attain to the Empire from the short robe (of a Consul) he shall attain to the long (the Imperial robe was long).

IV 26 "Lou grand eyssame se lever a d'abelhos (De nuech I'embousz lou gach dessous las Freilhos) Cuitad trahide par cinqu lengos non nudos.

A great swarm of bees shall arise. A city shall be betrayed by five speakers officially dressed.

1.Napoleon's coat of arms was a swarm of bees.
2.The coup d'etat of 18 Brumaire when Napoleon took over power from Directoire was organised the previous night (1779).
3.The jay is Napoleon — popinjay — shall live in the Royal residence.
4.The five speakers, the five members of the Directoire, who, in official robes, handed Paris over to Napoleon.