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The Quatrains of Nostadamus

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Quatrains - Century I

1   back to top Sitting alone at night in secret study; it is placed on the brass tripod. A slight flame comes out of the emptiness and makes successful that which should not be believed in vain. 2   back to top The wand in the hand is placed in the middle of the tripod's legs. With water he sprinkles both the hem of his garment and his foot. A voice, fear: he trembles in his robes. Divine splendor; the God sits nearby. 3   back to top When the litters are overturned by the whirlwind and faces are covered by cloaks, the new republic will be troubled by its people. At this time the reds and the whites will rule wrongly. 4   back to top In the world there will be made a king who will have little peace and a short life. At this time the ship of the Papacy will be lost, governed to its greatest detriment. 5   back to top They will be driven away for a long drawn out fight. The countryside will be most grievously troubled. Town and country will have greater struggle. Carcassonne and Narbonne will have their hearts tried. 6   back to top The eye of Ravenna will be forsaken, when his wings will fail at his feet. The two of Bresse will have made a constitution for Turin and Vercelli, which the French will trample underfoot 7   back to top Arrived too late, the act has been done. The wind was against them, letters intercepted on their way. The conspirators were fourteen of a party. By Rousseau shall these enterprises be undertaken. 8   back to top How often will you be captured, O city of the sun ? Changing laws that are barbaric and vain. Bad times approach you. No longer will you be enslaved. Great Hadrie will revive your veins. 9   back to top From the Orient will come the African heart to trouble Hadrie and the heirs of Romulus. Accompanied by the Libyan fleet the temples of Malta and nearby islands shall be deserted. 10   back to top A coffin is put into the vault of iron, where seven children of the king are held. The ancestors and forebears will come forth from the depths of hell, lamenting to see thus dead the fruit of their line. 11   back to top The motion of senses, heart, feet and hands will be in agreement between Naples, Lyon and Sicily. Swords fire, floods, then the noble Romans drowned, killed or dead because of a weak brain. 12   back to top There will soon be talk of a treacherous man, who rules a short time, quickly raised from low to high estate. He will suddenly turn disloyal and volatile. This man will govern Verona. 13   back to top Through anger and internal hatreds, the exiles will hatch a great plot against the king. Secretly they will place enemies as a threat, and his own old (adherents) will find sedition against them. 14   back to top From the enslaved populace, songs, chants and demands, while Princes and Lords are held captive in prisons. These will in the future by headless idiots be received as divine prayers. 15   back to top Mars threatens us with the force of war and will cause blood to be spilt seventy times. The clergy will be both exalted and reviled moreover, by those who wish to learn nothing of them. 16   back to top A scythe joined with a pond in Sagittarius at its highest ascendant. Plague, famine, death from military hands; the century approaches its renewal. 17   back to top For forty years the rainbow will not be seen. For forty years it will be seen every day. The dry earth will grow more parched, and there will be great floods when it is seen. 18   back to top Because of French discord and negligence an opening shall be given to the Mohammedans. The land and sea of Siena will be soaked in blood, and the port of Marseilles covered with ships and sails. 19   back to top When the snakes surround the altar, and the Trojan blood is troubled by the Spanish. Because of them, a great number will be lessened. The leader flees, hidden in the swampy marshes. 20   back to top The cities of Tours, Orleans, Blois, Angers, Reims and Nantes are troubled by sudden change. Tents will be pitched by (people) of foreign tongues; rivers, darts at Rennes, shaking of land and sea. 21   back to top The rock holds in its depths white clay which will come out milk-white from a cleft Needlessly troubled people will not dare touch it, unaware that the foundation of the earth is of clay. 22   back to top A thing existing without any senses will cause its own end to happen through artifice. At Autun, Chalan, Langres and the two Sens there will be great damage from hail and ice. 23   back to top In the third month, at sunrise, the Boar and the Leopard meet on the battlefield. The fatigued Leopard looks up to heaven and sees an eagle playing around the sun. 24   back to top At the New City he is thoughtful to condemn; the bird of prey offers himself to the Gods. After victory he pardons his captives. At Cremona and Mantua great hardships will be suffered. 25   back to top The lost thing is discovered, hidden for many centuries. Pasteur will be celebrated almost as a God-like figure. This is when the moon completes her great cycle, but by other rumors he shall be dishonored. 26   back to top The great man will be struck down in the day by a thunderbolt. An evil deed, foretold by the bearer of a petition. According to the prediction another falls at night time. Conflict at Reims, London, and pestilence in Tuscany. 27   back to top Beneath the oak tree of Gienne, struck by lightning, the treasure is hidden not far from there. That which for many centuries had been gathered, when found, a man will die, his eye pierced by a spring. 28   back to top Tobruk will fear the barbarian fleet for a time, then much later the Western fleet. Cattle, people, possessions, all will be quite lost. What a deadly combat in Taurus and Libra. 29   back to top When the fish that travels over both land and sea is cast up on to the shore by a great wave, its shape foreign, smooth and frightful. From the sea the enemies soon reach the walls. 30   back to top Because of the storm at sea the foreign ship will approach an unknown port. Notwithstanding the signs of the palm branches, afterwards there is death and pillage. Good advice comes too late. 31   back to top The wars in France will last for so many years beyond the reign of the Castulon kings. An uncertain victory will crown three great ones, the Eagle, the Cock, the Moon, the Lion, the Sun in its house. 32   back to top The great Empire will soon be exchanged for a small place, which soon will begin to grow. A small place of tiny area in the middle of which he will come to lay down his scepter. 33   back to top Near a great bridge near a spacious plain the great lion with the Imperial forces will cause a falling outside the austere city. Through fear the gates will be unlocked for him. 34   back to top The bird of prey flying to the left, before battle is joined with the French, he makes preparations. Some will regard him as good, others bad or uncertain. The weaker party will regard him as a good omen. 35   back to top The young lion will overcome the older one, in a field of combat in single fight: He will pierce his eyes in their golden cage; two wounds in one, then he dies a cruel death. 36   back to top Too late the king will repent that he did not put his adversary to death. But he will soon come to agree to far greater things which will cause all his line to die. 37   back to top Shortly before sun set, battle is engaged. A great nation is uncertain. Overcome, the sea port makes no answer, the bridge and the grave both in foreign places. 38   back to top The Sun and the Eagle will appear to the victor. An empty answer assured to the defeated. Neither bugle nor shouts will stop the soldiers. Liberty and peace, if achieved in time through death. 39   back to top At night the last one will be strangled in his bed because he became too involved with the blond heir elect. The Empire is enslaved and three men substituted. He is put to death with neither letter nor packet read. 40   back to top The false trumpet concealing madness will cause Byzantium to change its laws. From Egypt there will go forth a man who wants the edict withdrawn, changing money and standards. 41   back to top The city is besieged and assaulted by night; few have escaped; a battle not far from the sea. A woman faints with joy at the return of her son, poison in the folds of the hidden letters. 42   back to top The tenth day of the April Calends, calculated in Gothic fashion is revived again by wicked people. The fire is put out and the diabolic gathering seek the bones of the demon of Psellus. 43   back to top Before the Empire changes a very wonderful event will take place. The field moved, the pillar of porphyry put in place, changed on the gnarled rock. 44   back to top In a short time sacrifices will be resumed, those opposed will be put (to death) like martyrs. The will no longer be monks, abbots or novices. Honey shall be far more expensive than wax. 45   back to top A founder of sects, much trouble for the accuser: A beast in the theater prepares the scene and plot. The author ennobled by acts of older times; the world is confused by schismatic sects. 46   back to top Very near Auch, Lectoure and Mirande a great fire will fall from the sky for three nights. The cause will appear both stupefying and marvelous; shortly afterwards there will be an earthquake. 47   back to top The speeches of Lake Leman will become angered, the days will drag out into weeks, then months, then years, then all will fail. The authorities will condemn their useless powers. 48   back to top When twenty years of the Moon's reign have passed another will take up his reign for seven thousand years. When the exhausted Sun takes up his cycle then my prophecy and threats will be accomplished. 49   back to top Long before these happenings the people of the East, influenced by the Moon, in the year 1700 will cause many to be carried away, and will almost subdue the Northern area. 50   back to top From the three water signs will be born a man who will celebrate Thursday as his holiday. His renown, praise, rule and power will grow on land and sea, bringing trouble to the East. 51   back to top The head of Aries, Jupiter and Saturn. Eternal God, what changes ! Then the bad times will return again after a long century; what turmoil in France and Italy. 52   back to top Two evil influences in conjunction in Scorpio. The great lord is murdered in his room. A newly appointed king persecutes the Church, the lower (parts of) Europe and in the North. 53   back to top Alas, how we will see a great nation sorely troubled and the holy law in utter ruin. Christianity (governed) throughout by other laws, when a new source of gold and silver is discovered. 54   back to top Two revolutions will be caused by the evil scythe bearer making a change of reign and centuries. The mobile sign thus moves into its house: Equal in favor to both sides. 55   back to top In the land with a climate opposite to Babylon there will be great shedding of blood. Heaven will seem unjust both on land and sea and in the air. Sects, famine, kingdoms, plagues, confusion. 56   back to top Sooner and later you will see great changes made, dreadful horrors and vengeances. For as the moon is thus led by its angel the heavens draw near to the Balance. 57   back to top The trumpet shakes with great discord. An agreement broken: lifting the face to heaven: the bloody mouth will swim with blood; the face anointed with milk and honey lies on the ground. 58   back to top Through a slit in the belly a creature will be born with two heads and four arms: it will survive for some few years. The day that Alquiloie celebrates his festivals Fossana, Turin and the ruler of Ferrara will follow. 59   back to top The exiles deported to the islands at the advent of an even more cruel king will be murdered. Two will be burnt who were not sparing in their speech. 60   back to top An Emperor will be born near Italy, who will cost the Empire very dearly. They will say, when they see his allies, that he is less a prince than a butcher. 61   back to top The wretched, unfortunate republic will again be ruined by a new authority. The great amount of ill will accumulated in exile will make the Swiss break their important agreement. 62   back to top Alas! what a great loss there will be to learning before the cycle of the Moon is completed. Fire, great floods, by more ignorant rulers; how long the centuries until it is seen to be restored. 63   back to top Pestilences extinguished, the world becomes smaller, for a long time the lands will be inhabited peacefully. People will travel safely through the sky (over) land and seas: then wars will start up again. 64   back to top At night they will think they have seen the sun, when the see the half pig man: Noise, screams, battles seen fought in the skies. The brute beasts will be heard to speak. 65   back to top A child without hands, never so great a thunderbolt seen, the royal child wounded at a game of tennis. At the well lightning strikes, joining together three trussed up in the middle under the oaks. 66   back to top He who then carries the news, after a short while will (stop) to breathe: Viviers, Tournon, Montferrand and Praddelles; hail and storms will make them grieve. 67   back to top The great famine which I sense approaching will often turn (in various areas) then become worldwide. It will be so vast and long lasting that (they) will grab roots from the trees and children from the breast. 68   back to top O to what a dreadful and wretched torment are three innocent people going to be delivered. Poison suggested, badly guarded, betrayal. Delivered up to horror by drunken executioners. 69   back to top The great mountain, seven stadia round, after peace, war, famine, flooding. It will spread far, drowning great countries, even antiquities and their mighty foundations. 70   back to top Rain, famine and war will not cease in Persia; too great a faith will betray the monarch. Those (actions) started in France will end there, a secret sign for on to be sparing. 71   back to top The marine tower will be captured and retaken three times by Spaniards, Barbarians and Ligurians. Marseilles and Aix, Ales by men of Pisa, devastation, fire, sword, pillage at Avignon by the Turinese. 72   back to top The inhabitants of Marseilles completely changed, fleeing and pursued as far as Lyons. Narbonne, Toulouse angered by Bordeaux; the killed and captive are almost one million. 73   back to top France shall be accused of neglect by her five partners. Tunis, Algiers stirred up by the Persians. Leon, Seville and Barcelona having failed, they will not have the fleet because of the Venetians. 74   back to top After a rest they will travel to Epirus, great help coming from around Antioch. The curly haired king will strive greatly for the Empire, the brazen beard will be roasted on a spit. 75   back to top The tyrant of Siena will occupy Savona, having won the fort he will restrain the marine fleet. Two armies under the standard of Ancona: the leader will examine them in fear. 76   back to top The man will be called by a barbaric name that three sisters will receive from destiny. He will speak then to a great people in words and deeds, more than any other man will have fame and renown. 77   back to top A promontory stands between two seas: A man who will die later by the bit of a horse; Neptune unfurls a black sail for his man; the fleet near Gibraltar and Rocheval. 78   back to top To an old leader will be born an idiot heir, weak both in knowledge and in war. The leader of France is feared by his sister, battlefields divided, conceded to the soldiers. 79   back to top Bazas, Lectoure, Condom, Auch and Agen are troubled by laws, disputes and monopolies. Carcassone, Bordeaux, Toulouse and Bayonne will be ruined when they wish to renew the massacre. 80   back to top From the sixth bright celestial light it will come to thunder very strongly in Burgundy. Then a monster will be born of a very hideous beast: In March, April, May and June great wounding and worrying. 81   back to top Nine will be set apart from the human flock, separated from judgment and advise. Their fate is to be divided as they depart. K. Th. L. dead, banished and scattered. 82   back to top When the great wooden columns tremble in the south wind, covered with blood. Such a great assembly then pours forth that Vienna and the land of Austria will tremble. 83   back to top The alien nation will divide the spoils. Saturn in dreadful aspect in Mars. Dreadful and foreign to the Tuscans and Latins, Greeks who will wish to strike. 84   back to top The moon is obscured in deep gloom, his brother becomes bright red in color. The great one hidden for a long time in the shadows will hold the blade in the bloody wound. 85   back to top The king is troubled by the queen's reply. Ambassadors will fear for their lives. The greater of his brothers will doubly disguise his action, two of them will die through anger, hatred and envy. 86   back to top When the great queen sees herself conquered, she will show an excess of masculine courage. Naked, on horseback, she will pass over the river pursued by the sword: she will have outraged her faith 87   back to top Earthshaking fire from the center of the earth will cause tremors around the New City. Two great rocks will war for a long time, then Arethusa will redden a new river. 88   back to top The divine wrath overtakes the great Prince, a short while before he will marry. Both supporters and credit will suddenly diminish. Counsel, he will die because of the shaven heads. 89   back to top Those of Lerida will be in the Moselle, kill all those from the Loire and Seine. The seaside track will come near the high valley, when the Spanish open every route. 90   back to top Bordeaux and Poitiers at the sound of the bell will go with a great fleet as fast as Langon. A great rage will surge up against the French, when a hideous monster is born near Orgon. 91   back to top The Gods will make it appear to mankind that they are the authors of a great war. Before the sky was seen to bee free of weapons and rockets: the greatest damage will be inflicted on the left. 92   back to top Under one man peace will be proclaimed everywhere, but not long after will be looting and rebellion. Because of a refusal, town, land and see will be broached. About a third of a million dead or captured. 93   back to top The Italian lands near the mountains will tremble. The Cock and the Lion not strongly united. In place of fear they will help each other. Freedom alone moderates the French. 94   back to top The tyrant Selim will be put to death at the harbor but Liberty will not be regained, however. A new war arises from vengeance and remorse. A lady is honored through force of terror. 95   back to top In front of a monastery will be found a twin infant from the illustrious and ancient line of a monk. His fame, renown and power through sects and speech is such that they will say the living twin is deservedly chosen. 96   back to top A man will be charged with the destruction of temples and sects, altered by fantasy. He will harm the rocks rather than the living, ears filled with ornate speeches. 97   back to top That which neither weapon nor flame could accomplish will be achieved by a sweet speaking tongue in council. Sleeping, in a dream, the king will see the enemy not in war or of military blood. 98   back to top The leader who will conduct great numbers of people far from their skies, to foreign customs and language. Five thousand will die in Crete and Thessaly, the leader fleeing in a sea going supply ship. 99   back to top The great king will join with two kings, united in friendship. How the great household will sigh: around Narbon what pity for the children. 100   back to top For a long time a gray bird will be seen in the sky near DÙle and the lands of Tuscany. He holds a flowering branch in his beak, but he dies too soon and the war ends.

Quatrains - Century II

1   back to top Towards Aquitaine by the British Isles By these themselves great incursions. Rains, frosts will make the soil uneven, Port Selyn will make mighty invasions 2   back to top The blue head will inflict upon the white head As much evil as France has done them good: Dead at the sail-yard the great one hung on the branch. When seized by his own the King will say how much. 3   back to top Because of the solar heat on the sea From Negrepont the fishes half cooked: The inhabitants will come to cut them, When food will fail in Rhodes and Genoa. 4   back to top From Monaco to near Sicily The entire coast will remain desolated: There will remain there no suburb, city or town Not pillaged and robbed by the Barbarians. 5   back to top That which is enclosed in iron and letter in a fish, Out will go one who will then make war, He will have his fleet well rowed by sea, Appearing near Latin land. 6   back to top Near the gates and within two cities There will be two scourges the like of which was never seen, Famine within plague, people put out by steel, Crying to the great immortal God for relief. 7   back to top Amongst several transported to the isles, One to be born with two teeth in his mouth They will die of famine the trees stripped, For them a new King issues a new edict. 8   back to top Temples consecrated in the original Roman manner, They will reject the excess foundations, Taking their first and humane laws, Chasing, though not entirely, the cult of saints. 9   back to top Nine years the lean one will hold the realm in peace, Then he will fall into a very bloody thirst: Because of him a great people will die without faith and law Killed by one far more good-natured. 10   back to top Before long all will be set in order, We will expect a very sinister century, The state of the masked and solitary ones much changed, Few will be found who want to be in their place. 11   back to top The nearest son of the elder will attain Very great height as far as the realm of the privileged: Everyone will fear his fierce glory, But his children will be thrown out of the realm. 12   back to top Eyes closed, opened by antique fantasy, The garb of the monks they will be put to naught: The great monarch will chastise their frenzy, Ravishing the treasure in front of the temples. 13   back to top The body without soul no longer to be sacrificed: Day of death put for birthday: The divine spirit will make the soul happy, Seeing the word in its eternity. 14   back to top At Tours, Gien, guarded, eyes will be searching, Discovering from afar her serene Highness: She and her suite will enter the port, Combat, thrust, sovereign power. 15   back to top Shortly before the monarch is assassinated, Castor and Pollux in the ship, bearded star: The public treasure emptied by land and sea, Pisa, Asti, Ferrara, Turin land under interdict. 16   back to top Naples, Palermo, Sicily, Syracuse, New tyrants, celestial lightning fires: Force from London, Ghent, Brussels and Susa, Great slaughter, triumph leads to festivities. 17   back to top The field of the temple of the vestal virgin, Not far from Elne and the Pyrenees mountains: The great tube is hidden in the trunk. To the north rivers overflown and vines battered. 18   back to top New, impetuous and sudden rain Will suddenly halt two armies. Celestial stone, fires make the sea stony, The death of seven by land and sea sudden. 19   back to top Newcomers, place built without defense, Place occupied then uninhabitable: Meadows, houses, fields, towns to take at pleasure, Famine, plague, war, extensive land arable. 20   back to top Brothers and sisters captive in diverse places Will find themselves passing near the monarch: Contemplating them his branches attentive, Displeasing to see the marks on chin, forehead and nose. 21   back to top The ambassador sent by biremes, Halfway repelled by unknown ones: Reinforced with salt four triremes will come, In Euboea bound with ropes and chains. 22   back to top The imprudent army of Europe will depart, Collecting itself near the submerged isle: The weak fleet will bend the phalanx, At the navel of the world a greater voice substituted. 23   back to top Palace birds, chased out by a bird, Very soon after the prince has arrived: Although the enemy is repelled beyond the river, Outside seized the trick upheld by the bird. 24   back to top Beasts ferocious from hunger will swim across rivers: The greater part of the region will be against the Hister, The great one will cause it to be dragged in an iron cage, When the German child will observe nothing. 25   back to top The foreign guard will betray the fortress, Hope and shadow of a higher marriage: Guard deceived, fort seized in the press, Loire, Saone, Rhone, Garonne, mortal outrage. 26   back to top Because of the favor that the city will show To the great one who will soon lose the field of battle, Fleeing the Po position, the Ticino will overflow With blood, fires, deaths, drowned by the long-edged blow. 27   back to top The divine word will be struck from the sky, One who cannot proceed any further: The secret closed up with the revelation, Such that they will march over and ahead. 28   back to top The penultimate of the surname of the Prophet Will take Diana [Thursday] for his day and rest: He will wander far because of a frantic head, And delivering a great people from subjection. 29   back to top The Easterner will leave his seat, To pass the Apennine mountains to see Gaul: He will transpire the sky, the waters and the snow, And everyone will be struck with his rod. 30   back to top One who the infernal gods of Hannibal Will cause to be reborn, terror of mankind Never more horror nor worse of days In the past than will come to the Romans through Babel. 31   back to top In Campania the Capuan [river] will do so much That one will see only fields covered by waters: Before and after the long rain One will see nothing green except the trees. 32   back to top Milk, frog's blood prepared in Dalmatia. Conflict given, plague near Treglia: A great cry will sound through all Slavonia, Then a monster will be born near and within Ravenna. 33   back to top Through the torrent which descends from Verona Its entry will then be guided to the Po, A great wreck, and no less in the Garonne, When those of Genoa march against their country. 34   back to top The senseless ire of the furious combat Will cause steel to be flashed at the table by brothers: To part them death, wound, and curiously, The proud duel will come to harm France. 35   back to top The fire by night will take hold in two lodgings, Several within suffocated and roasted. It will happen near two rivers as one: Sun, Sagittarius and Capricorn all will be reduced. 36   back to top The letters of the great Prophet will be seized, They will come to fall into the hands of the tyrant: His enterprise will be to deceive his King, But his extortions will very soon trouble him. 37   back to top Of that great number that one will send To relieve those besieged in the fort, Plague and famine will devour them all, Except seventy who will be destroyed. 38   back to top A great number will be condemned When the monarchs will be reconciled: But for one of them such a bad impediment will arise That they will be joined together but loosely. 39   back to top One year before the Italian conflict, Germans, Gauls, Spaniards for the fort: The republican schoolhouse will fall, There, except for a few, they will be choked dead. 40   back to top Shortly afterwards, without a very long interval, By sea and land a great uproar will be raised: Naval battle will be very much greater, Fires, animals, those who will cause greater insult. 41   back to top The great star will burn for seven days, The cloud will cause two suns to appear: The big mastiff will howl all night When the great pontiff will change country. 42   back to top Cock, dogs and cats will be satiated with blood And from the wound of the tyrant found dead, At the bed of another legs and arms broken, He who was not afraid to die a cruel death. 43   back to top During the appearance of the bearded star. The three great princes will be made enemies: Struck from the sky, peace earth quaking, Po, Tiber overflowing, serpent placed upon the shore. 44   back to top The Eagle driven back around the tents Will be chased from there by other birds: When the noise of cymbals, trumpets and bells Will restore the senses of the senseless lady. 45   back to top Too much the heavens weep for the Androgyne begotten, Near the heavens human blood shed: Because of death too late a great people re-created, Late and soon the awaited relief comes. 46   back to top After great trouble for humanity, a greater one is prepared The Great Mover renews the ages: Rain, blood, milk, famine, steel and plague, Is the heavens fire seen, a long spark running. 47   back to top The great old enemy mourning dies of poison, The sovereigns subjugated in infinite numbers: Stones raining, hidden under the fleece, Through death articles are cited in vain. 48   back to top The great force which will pass the mountains. Saturn in Sagittarius Mars turning from the fish: Poison hidden under the heads of salmon, Their war-chief hung with cord. 49   back to top The advisers of the first monopoly, The conquerors seduced for Malta: Rhodes, Byzantium for them exposing their pole: Land will fail the pursuers in flight. 50   back to top When those of Hainault, of Ghent and of Brussels Will see the siege laid before Langres: Behind their flanks there will be cruel wars, The ancient wound will do worse than enemies. 52   back to top The blood of the just will commit a fault at London, Burnt through lightning of twenty threes the six: The ancient lady will fall from her high place, Several of the same sect will be killed. 52   back to top For several nights the earth will tremble: In the spring two efforts in succession: Corinth, Ephesus will swim in the two seas: War stirred up by two valiant in combat. 53   back to top The great plague of the maritime city Will not cease until there be avenged the death Of the just blood, condemned for a price without crime, Of the great lady outraged by pretense. 54   back to top Because of people strange, and distant from the Romans Their great city much troubled after water: Daughter handless, domain too different, Chief taken, lock not having been picked. 55   back to top In the conflict the great one who was worth little At his end will perform a marvelous deed: While Adria will see what he was lacking, During the banquet the proud one stabbed. 56   back to top One whom neither plague nor steel knew how to finish, Death on the summit of the hills struck from the sky: The abbot will die when he will see ruined Those of the wreck wishing to seize the rock. 57   back to top Before the conflict the great wall will fall, The great one to death, death too sudden and lamented, Born imperfect: the greater part will swim: Near the river the land stained with blood. 58   back to top With neither foot nor hand because of sharp and strong tooth Through the crowd to the fort of the pork and the elder born: Near the portal treacherous proceeds, Moon shining, little great one led off. 59   back to top Gallic fleet through support of the great guard Of the great Neptune, and his trident soldiers, Provence reddened to sustain a great band: More at Narbonne, because of javelins and darts. 60   back to top The Punic faith broken in the East, Ganges, Jordan, and Rhone, Loire, and Tagus will change: When the hunger of the mule will be satiated, Fleet sprinkles, blood and bodies will swim. 61   back to top Bravo, ye of Tamins, Gironde and La Rochelle: O Trojan blood! Mars at the port of the arrow Behind the river the ladder put to the fort, Points to fire great murder on the breach. 62   back to top Mabus then will soon die, there will come Of people and beasts a horrible rout: Then suddenly one will see vengeance, Hundred, hand, thirst, hunger when the comet will run. 64   back to top The Gauls Ausonia will subjugate very little, Po, Marne and Seine Parma will make drunk: He who will prepare the great wall against them, He will lose his life from the least at the wall. 64   back to top The people of Geneva drying up with hunger, with thirst, Hope at hand will come to fail: On the point of trembling will be the law of him of the Cevennes, Fleet at the great port cannot be received. 65   back to top The sloping park great calamity To be done through Hesperia and Insubria: The fire in the ship, plague and captivity, Mercury in Sagittarius Saturn will fade. 66   back to top Through great dangers the captive escaped: In a short time great his fortune changed. In the palace the people are trapped, Through good omen the city besieged. 67   back to top The blond one will come to compromise the fork-nosed one Through the duel and will chase him out: The exiles within he will have restored, Committing the strongest to the marine places. 68   back to top The efforts of Aquilon will be great: The gate on the Ocean will be opened, The kingdom on the Isle will be restored: London will tremble discovered by sail. 69   back to top The Gallic King through his Celtic right arm Seeing the discord of the great Monarchy: He will cause his scepter to flourish over the three parts, Against the cope of the great Hierarchy. 70   back to top The dart from the sky will make its extension, Deaths speaking: great execution. The stone in the tree, the proud nation restored, Noise, human monster, purge expiation. 71   back to top The exiles will come into Sicily To deliver form hunger the strange nation: At daybreak the Celts will fail them: Life remains by reason: the King joins. 72   back to top Celtic army vexed in Italy On all sides conflict and great loss: Romans fled, O Gaul repelled! Near the Ticino, Rubicon uncertain battle. 73   back to top The shore of Lake Garda to Lake Fucino, Taken from the Lake of Geneva to the port of L'Orguion: Born with three arms the predicted warlike image, Through three crowns to the great Endymion. 74   back to top From Sens, from Autun they will come as far as the Rhone To pass beyond towards the Pyrenees mountains: The nation to leave the March of Ancona: By land and sea it will be followed by great suites. 75   back to top On the pipe of the air-vent floor: So high will the bushel of wheat rise, That man will be eating his fellow man. 76   back to top Lightning in Burgundy will perform a portentous deed, One which could never have been done by skill, Sexton made lame by their senate Will make the affair known to the enemies. 77   back to top Hurled back through bows, fires, pitch and by fires: Cries, howls heard at midnight: Within they are place on the broken ramparts, The traitors fled by the underground passages. 78   back to top The great Neptune of the deep of the sea With Punic race and Gallic blood mixed. The Isles bled, because of the tardy rowing: More harm will it do him than the ill-concealed secret. 79   back to top The beard frizzled and black through skill Will subjugate the cruel and proud people: The great Chyren will remove from far away All those captured by the banner of Selin 80   back to top After the conflict by the eloquence of the wounded one For a short time a soft rest is contrived: The great ones are not to be allowed deliverance at all: They are restored by the enemies at the proper time. 81   back to top Through fire from the sky the city almost burned: The Urn threatens Deucalion again: Sardinia vexed by the Punic foist, After Libra will leave her Phaethon. 82   back to top Through hunger the prey will make the wolf prisoner, The aggressor then in extreme distress. The heir having the last one before him, The great one does not escape in the middle of the crowd. 83   back to top The large trade of a great Lyons changed, The greater part turns to pristine ruin Prey to the soldiers swept away by pillage: Through the Jura mountain and Suevia drizzle. 84   back to top Between Campania, Siena, Florence, Tuscany, Six months nine days without a drop of rain: The strange tongue in the Dalmatian land, It will overrun, devastating the entire land. 85   back to top The old full beard under the severe statute Made at Lyon over the Celtic Eagle: The little great one perseveres too far: Noise of arms in the sky: Ligurian sea red. 86   back to top Wreck for the fleet near the Adriatic Sea: The land trembles stirred up upon the air placed on land: Egypt trembles Mahometan increase, The Herald surrendering himself is appointed to cry out. 87   back to top After there will come from the outermost countries A German Prince, upon the golden throne: The servitude and waters met, The lady serves, her time no longer adored. 88   back to top The circuit of the great ruinous deed, The seventh name of the fifth will be: Of a third greater the stranger warlike: Sheep, Paris, Aix will not guarantee. 89   back to top One day the two great masters will be friends, Their great power will be seen increased: The new land will be at its high peak, To the bloody one the number recounted. 90   back to top Though life and death the realm of Hungary changed: The law will be more harsh than service: Their great city cries out with howls and laments, Castor and Pollux enemies in the arena. 91   back to top At sunrise one will see a great fire, Noise and light extending towards Aquilon: Within the circle death and one will hear cries, Through steel, fire, famine, death awaiting them. 92   back to top Fire color of gold from the sky seen on earth: Heir struck from on high, marvelous deed done: Great human murder: the nephew of the great one taken, Deaths spectacular the proud one escaped. 93   back to top Very near the Tiber presses Death: Shortly before great inundation: The chief of the ship taken, thrown into the bilge: Castle, palace in conflagration. 94   back to top Great Po, great evil will be received through Gauls, Vain terror to the maritime Lion: People will pass by the sea in infinite numbers, Without a quarter of a million escaping. 95   back to top The populous places will be uninhabitable: Great discord to obtain fields: Realms delivered to prudent incapable ones: Then for the great brothers dissension and death. 96   back to top Burning torch will be seen in the sky at night Near the end and beginning of the Rhone: Famine, steel: the relief provided late, Persia turns to invade Macedonia. 97   back to top Roman Pontiff beware of approaching The city that two rivers flow through, Near there your blood will come to spurt, You and yours when the rose will flourish. 98   back to top The one whose face is splattered with the blood Of the victim nearly sacrificed: Jupiter in Leon, omen through presage: To be put to death then for the bride. 99   back to top Roman land as the omen interpreted Will be vexed too much by the Gallic people: But the Celtic nation will fear the hour, The fleet has been pushed too far by the north wind. 100   back to top Within the isles a very horrible uproar, One will hear only a party of war, So great will be the insult of the plunderers That they will come to be joined in the great league.

Quatrains - Century III

1   back to top After combat and naval battle, The great Neptune in his highest belfry: Red adversary will become pale with fear, Putting the great Ocean in dread. 2   back to top The divine word will give to the sustenance, Including heaven, earth, gold hidden in the mystic milk: Body, soul, spirit having all power, As much under its feet as the Heavenly see. 3   back to top Mars and Mercury, and the silver joined together, Towards the south extreme drought: In the depths of Asia one will say the earth trembles, Corinth, Ephesus then in perplexity. 4   back to top When they will be close the lunar ones will fail, From one another not greatly distant, Cold, dryness, danger towards the frontiers, Even where the oracle has had its beginning. 5   back to top Near, far the failure of the two great luminaries Which will occur between April and March. Oh, what a loss! but two great good-natured ones By land and sea will relieve all parts. 6   back to top Within the closed temple the lightning will enter, The citizens within their fort injured: Horses, cattle, men, the wave will touch the wall, Through famine, drought, under the weakest armed. 7   back to top The fugitives, fire from the sky on the pikes: Conflict near the ravens frolicking, From land they cry for aid and heavenly relief, When the combatants will be near the walls. 8   back to top The Cimbri joined with their neighbors Will come to ravage almost Spain: Peoples gathered in Guienne and Limousin Will be in league, and will bear them company. 9   back to top Bordeaux, Rouen and La Rochelle joined Will hold around the great Ocean sea, English, Bretons and the Flemings allied Will chase them as far as Roanne. 10   back to top Greater calamity of blood and famine, Seven times it approaches the marine shore: Monaco from hunger, place captured, captivity, The great one led crunching in a metaled cage. 11   back to top The arms to fight in the sky a long time, The tree in the middle of the city fallen: Sacred bough clipped, steel, in the face of the firebrand, Then the monarch of Adria fallen. 12   back to top Because of the swelling of the Ebro, Po, Tagus, Tiber and Rhône And because of the pond of Geneva and Arezzo, The two great chiefs and cities of the Garonne, Taken, dead, drowned: human booty divided. 13   back to top    back to top Through lightning in the arch gold and silver melted, Of two captives one will eat the other: The greatest one of the city stretched out, When submerged the fleet will swim. 14   back to top Through the branch of the valiant personage Of lowest France: because of the unhappy father Honors, riches, travail in his old age, For having believed the advice of a simple man. 15   back to top The realm, will change in heart, vigor and glory, In all points having its adversary opposed: Then through death France an infancy will subjugate, A great Regent will then be more contrary. 16   back to top An English prince Marc in his heavenly heart Will want to pursue his prosperous fortune, Of the two duels one will pierce his gall: Hated by him well loved by his mother. 17   back to top Mount Aventine will be seen to burn at night: The sky very suddenly dark in Flanders: When the monarch will chase his nephew, Then Church people will commit scandals. 18   back to top After the rather long rain milk, In several places in Reims the sky touched: Alas, what a bloody murder is prepared near them, Fathers and sons Kings will not dare approach. 19   back to top In Lucca it will come to rain blood and milk, Shortly before a change of praetor: Great plague and war, famine and drought will be made visible Far away where their prince and rector will die. 20   back to top Through the regions of the great river Guadalquivir Deep in Iberia to the Kingdom of Grenada Crosses beaten back by the Mahometan peoples One of Cordova will betray his country 21   back to top In the Conca by the Adriatic Sea There will appear a horrible fish, With face human and its end aquatic, Which will be taken without the hook. 22   back to top Six days the attack made before the city: Battle will be given strong and harsh: Three will surrender it, and to them pardon: The rest to fire and to bloody slicing and cutting. 23   back to top If, France, you pass beyond the Ligurian Sea, You will see yourself shut up in islands and seas: Mahomet contrary, more so the Adriatic Sea: You will gnaw the bones of horses and asses. 24   back to top Great confusion in the enterprise, Loss of people, countless treasure: You ought not to extend further there. France, let what I say be remembered. 25   back to top He who will attain to the kingdom of Navarre When Sicily and Naples will be joined: He will hold Bigorre and Landes through Foix and Oloron From one who will be too closely allied with Spain. 26   back to top They will prepare idols of Kings and Princes, Soothsayers and empty prophets elevated: Horn, victim of gold, and azure, dazzling, The soothsayers will be interpreted. 27   back to top Libyan Prince powerful in the West Will come to inflame very much French with Arabian. Learned in letters condescending he will Translate the Arabian language into French. 28   back to top Of land weak and parentage poor, Through piece and peace he will attain to the empire. For a long time a young female to reign, Never has one so bad come upon the kingdom. 29   back to top The two nephews brought up in diverse places: Naval battle, land, fathers fallen: They will come to be elevated very high in making war To avenge the injury, enemies succumbed. 30   back to top He who during the struggle with steel in the deed of war Will have carried off the prize from on greater than he: By night six will carry the grudge to his bed, Without armor he will surprised suddenly. 31   back to top On the field of Media, of Arabia and of Armenia Two great armies will assemble thrice: The host near the bank of the Araxes, They will fall in the land of the great Suleiman. 32   back to top The great tomb of the people of Aquitaine Will approach near to Tuscany, When Mars will be in the corner of Germany And in the land of the Mantuan people. 33   back to top In the city where the wolf will enter, Very near there will the enemies be: Foreign army will spoil a great country. The friends will pass at the wall and Alps. 34   back to top When the eclipse of the Sun will then be, The monster will be seen in full day: Quite otherwise will one interpret it, High price unguarded: none will have foreseen it. 35   back to top From the very depths of the West of Europe, A young child will be born of poor people, He who by his tongue will seduce a great troop: His fame will increase towards the realm of the East. 36   back to top Buried apoplectic not dead, He will be found to have his hands eaten: When the city will condemn the heretic, He who it seemed to them had changed their laws. 37   back to top The speech delivered before the attack, Milan taken by the Eagle through deceptive ambushes: Ancient wall driven in by cannons, Through fire and blood few given quarter. 38   back to top The Gallic people and a foreign nation Beyond the mountains, dead, captured and killed: In the contrary month and near vintage time, Through the Lords drawn up in accord. 39   back to top The seven in three months in agreement To subjugate the Apennine Alps: But the tempest and cowardly Ligurian, Destroys them in sudden ruins. 40   back to top The great theater will come to be set up again: The dice cast and the snares already laid. Too much the first one will come to tire in the death knell, Prostrated by arches already a long time split. 41   back to top Hunchback will be elected by the council, A more hideous monster not seen on earth, The willing blow will put out his eye: The traitor to the King received as faithful. 42   back to top The child will be born with two teeth in his mouth, Stones will fall during the rain in Tuscany: A few years after there will be neither wheat nor barley, To satiate those who will faint from hunger. 43   back to top People from around the Tarn, Lot and Garonne Beware of passing the Apennine mountains: Your tomb near Rome and Ancona, The black frizzled beard will have a trophy set up. 44   back to top When the animal domesticated by man After great pains and leaps will come to speak: The lightning to the virgin will be very harmful, Taken from earth and suspended in the air. 45   back to top The five strangers entered in the temple, Their blood will come to pollute the land: To the Toulousans it will be a very hard example Of one who will come to exterminate their laws. 46   back to top The sky ( of Plancus' city ) forebodes to us Through clear signs and fixed stars, That the time of its sudden change is approaching, Neither for its good, nor for its evils. 47   back to top The old monarch chased out of his realm Will go to the East asking for its help: For fear of the crosses he will fold his banner: To Mitylene he will go through port and by land. 48   back to top Seven hundred captives bound roughly. Lots drawn for the half to be murdered: The hope at hand will come very promptly But not as soon as the fifteenth death. 49   back to top Gallic realm, you will be much changed: To a foreign place is the empire transferred: You will be set up amidst other customs and laws: Rouen and Chartres will do much of the worst to you. 50   back to top The republic of the great city Will not want to consent to the great severity: King summoned by trumpet to go out, The ladder at the wall, the city will repent. 51   back to top Paris conspires to commit a great murder Blois will cause it to be fully carried out: Those of Orléans will want to replace their chief, Angers, Troyes, Langres will commit a misdeed against them. 52   back to top In Campania there will be a very long rain, In Apulia very great drought. The Cock will see the Eagle, its wing poorly finished, By the Lion will it be put into extremity. 53   back to top When the greatest one will carry off the prize Of Nuremberg, of Augsburg, and those of Bâle Through Cologne the chief Frankfort retaken They will cross through Flanders right into Gaul. 54   back to top One of the greatest ones will flee to Spain Which will thereafter come to bleed in a long wound: Armies passing over the high mountains, Devastating all, and then to reign in peace. 55   back to top In the year that one eye will reign in France, The court will be in very unpleasant trouble: The great one of Blois will kill his friend: The realm placed in harm and double doubt. 56   back to top Montauban, Nîmes, Avignon and Béziers, Plague, thunder and hail in the wake of Mars: Of Paris bridge, Lyons wall, Montpellier, After six hundreds and seven score three pairs. 57   back to top Seven times will you see the British nation change, Steeped in blood in 290 years: Free not at all its support Germanic. Aries doubt his Bastarnian pole. 58   back to top Near the Rhine from the Noric mountains Will be born a great one of people come too late, One who will defend Sarmatia and the Pannonians, One will not know what will have become of him. 59   back to top Barbarian empire usurped by the third, The greater part of his blood he will put to death: Through senile death the fourth struck by him, For fear that the blood through the blood be not dead. 60   back to top Throughout all Asia (Minor) great proscription, Even in Mysia, Lycia and Pamphilia. Blood will be shed because of the absolution Of a young black one filled with felony. 61   back to top The great band and sect of crusaders Will be arrayed in Mesopotamia: Light company of the nearby river, That such law will hold for an enemy. 62   back to top Near the Douro by the closed Tyrian sea, He will come to pierce the great Pyrenees mountains. One hand shorter his opening glosses, He will lead his traces to Carcassone. 63   back to top The Roman power will be thoroughly abased, Following in the footsteps of its great neighbor: Hidden civil hatreds and debates Will delay their follies for the buffoons. 64   back to top The chief of Persia will occupy great Olchades, The trireme fleet against the Mahometan people From Parthia, and Media: and the Cyclades pillaged: Long rest at the great Ionian port. 65   back to top When the sepulcher of the great Roman is found, The day after a Pontiff will be elected: Scarcely will he be approved by the Senate Poisoned, his blood in the sacred chalice. 66   back to top The great Bailiff of Orléans put to death Will be by one of blood revengeful: Of death deserved he will not die, nor by chance: He made captive poorly by his feet and hands. 67   back to top A new sect of Philosophers Despising death, gold, honors and riches Will not be bordering upon the German mountains: To follow them they will have power and crowds. 68   back to top Leaderless people of Spain and Italy Dead, overcome within the Peninsula: Their dictator betrayed by irresponsible folly, Swimming in blood everywhere in the latitude. 69   back to top The great army led by a young man, It will come to surrender itself into the hands of the enemies: But the old one born to the half-pig, He will cause Châlon and Mâcon to be friends. 70   back to top The great Britain including England Will come to be flooded very high by waters The new League of Ausonia will make war, So that they will come to strive against them. 71   back to top Those in the isles long besieged Will take vigor and force against their enemies: Those outside dead overcome by hunger, They will be put in greater hunger than ever before. 72   back to top The good old man buried quite alive, Near the great river through false suspicion: The new old man ennobled by riches, Captured on the road all his gold for ransom. 73   back to top When the cripple will attain to the realm, For his competitor he will have a near bastard: He and the realm will become so very mangy That before he recovers, it will be too late. 74   back to top Naples, Florence, Faenza and Imola, They will be on terms of such disagreement As to delight in the wretches of Nola Complaining of having mocked its chief. 75   back to top Pau, Verona, Vicenza, Saragossa, From distant swords lands wet with blood: Very great plague will come with the great shell, Relief near, and the remedies very far. 76   back to top In Germany will be born diverse sects, Coming very near happy paganism, The heart captive and returns small, They will return to paying the true tithe. 77   back to top The third climate included under Aries The year 1727 in October, The King of Persia captured by those of Egypt: Conflict, death, loss: to the cross great shame. 78   back to top Captive of the Eastern seamen: They will pass Gibraltar and Spain, Present in Persia for the fearful new King. 79   back to top The fatal everlasting order through the chain Will come to turn through consistent order: The chain of Marseilles will be broken: The city taken, the enemy at the same time. 80   back to top The worthy one chased out of the English realm, The adviser through anger put to the fire: His adherents will go so low to efface themselves That the bastard will be half received. 81   back to top The great shameless, audacious bawler, He will be elected governor of the army: The boldness of his contention, The bridge broken, the city faint from fear. 82   back to top Fréjus, Antibes, towns around Nice, They will be thoroughly devastated by sea and by land: The locusts by land and by sea the wind propitious, Captured, dead, bound, pillaged without law of war. 83   back to top The long hairs of Celtic Gaul Accompanied by foreign nations, They will make captive the people of Aquitaine, For succumbing to their designs. 84   back to top The great city will be thoroughly desolated, Of the inhabitants not a single one will remain there: Wall, sex, temple and virgin violated, Through sword, fire, plague, cannon people will die. 85   back to top The city taken through deceit and guile, Taken in by means of a handsome youth: Assault given by the Robine near the Aude, He and all dead for having thoroughly deceived. 86   back to top A chief of Ausonia will go to Spain By sea, he will make a stop in Marseilles: Before his death he will linger a long time: After his death one will see a great marvel. 87   back to top Gallic fleet, do not approach Corsica, Less Sardinia, you will rue it: Every one of you will die frustrated of the help of the cape: You will swim in blood, captive you will not believe me. 88   back to top From Barcelona a very great army by sea, All Marseilles will tremble with terror: Isles seized help shut off by sea, Your traitor will swim on land. 89   back to top At that time Cyprus will be frustrated Of its relief by those of the Aegean Sea: Old ones slaughtered: but by speeches and supplications Their King seduced, Queen outraged more. 90   back to top The great Satyr and Tiger of Hyrcania, Gift presented to those of the Ocean: A fleet's chief will set out from Carmania, One who will take land at the Tyrren Phocaean. 91   back to top The tree which had long been dead and withered, In one night it will come to grow green again: The Cronian King sick, Prince with club foot, Feared by his enemies he will make his sail bound. 92   back to top The world near the last period, Saturn will come back again late: Empire transferred towards the Dusky nation, The eye plucked out by the Goshawk at Narbonne. 93   back to top In Avignon the chief of the whole empire Will make a stop on the way to desolated Paris: Tricast will hold the anger of Hannibal: Lyons will be poorly consoled for the change. 94   back to top For five hundred years more one will keep count of him Who was the ornament of his time: Then suddenly great light will he give, He who for this century will render them very satisfied. 95   back to top The law of More will be seen to decline: After another much more seductive: Dnieper first will come to give way: Through gifts and tongue another more attractive. 96   back to top The Chief of Fossano will have his throat cut By the leader of the bloodhound and greyhound: The deed executed by those of the Tarpeian Rock, Saturn in Leo February 13    back to top 97   back to top New law to occupy the new land Towards Syria, Judea and Palestine: The great barbarian empire to decay, Before the Moon completes it cycle. 98   back to top Two royal brothers will wage war so fiercely That between them the war will be so mortal That both will occupy the strong places: Their great quarrel will fill realm and life. 99   back to top In the grassy fields of Alleins and Vernègues Of the Lubéron range near the Durance, The conflict will be very sharp for both armies, Mesopotamia will fail in France. 100   back to top The last one honored amongst the Gauls, Over the enemy man will he be victorious: Force and land in a moment explored, When the envious one will die from an arrow shot.

Quatrains - Century IV

1   back to top That of the remainder of blood unshed: Venice demands that relief be given: After having waited a very long time, City delivered up at the first sound of the horn. 2   back to top Because of death France will take to making a journey, Fleet by sea, marching over the Pyrenees Mountains, Spain in trouble, military people marching: Some of the greatest Ladies carried off to France. 3   back to top From Arras and Bourges many banners of Dusky Ones, A greater number of Gascons to fight on foot, Those along the Rhône will bleed the Spanish: Near the mountain where Sagunto sits. 4   back to top The impotent Prince angry, complaints and quarrels, Rape and pillage, by cocks and Africans: Great it is by land, by sea infinite sails, Italy alone will be chasing Celts. 5   back to top Cross, peace, under one the divine word accomplished, Spain and Gaul will be united together: Great disaster near, and combat very bitter: No heart will be so hardy as not to tremble. 6   back to top By the new clothes after the find is made, Malicious plot and machination: First will die he who will prove it, Color Venetian trap. 7   back to top The minor son of the great and hated Prince, He will have a great touch of leprosy at the age of twenty: Of grief his mother will die very sad and emaciated, And he will die where the loose flesh falls. 8   back to top The great city by prompt and sudden assault Surprised at night, guards interrupted: The guards and watches of Saint-Quentin Slaughtered, guards and the portals broken. 9   back to top The chief of the army in the middle of the crowd Will be wounded by an arrow shot in the thighs, When Geneva in tears and distress Will be betrayed by Lausanne and the Swiss. 10   back to top The young Prince falsely accused Will plunge the army into trouble and quarrels: The chief murdered for his support, Scepter to pacify: then to cure scrofula. 11   back to top He who will have the government of the great cope Will be prevailed upon to perform several deeds: The twelve red one who will come to soil the cloth, Under murder, murder will come to be perpetrated. 12   back to top The greater army put to flight in disorder, Scarcely further will it be pursued: Army reassembled and the legion reduced, Then it will be chased out completely from the Gauls. 13   back to top News of the greater loss reported, The report will astonish the army: Troops united against the revolted: The double phalanx will abandon the great one. 14   back to top The sudden death of the first personage Will have caused a change and put another in the sovereignty: Soon, late come so high and of low age, Such by land and sea that it will be necessary to fear him. 15   back to top From where they will think to make famine come, From there will come the surfeit: The eye of the sea through canine greed For the one the other will give oil and wheat. 16   back to top The city of liberty made servile: Made the asylum of profligates and dreamers. The King changed to them not so violent: From one hundred become more than a thousand. 17   back to top To change at Beaune, Nuits, Châlon and Dijon, The duke wishing to improve the Carmelite [nun] Marching near the river, fish, diver's beak Will see the tail: the gate will be locked. 18   back to top Some of those most lettered in the celestial facts Will be condemned by illiterate princes: Punished by Edict, hunted, like criminals, And put to death wherever they will be found. 19   back to top Before Rouen the siege laid by the Insubrians, By land and sea the passages shut up: By Hainaut and Flanders, by Ghent and those of Liége Through cloaked gifts they will ravage the shores. 20   back to top Peace and plenty for a long time the place will praise: Throughout his realm the fleur-de-lis deserted: Bodies dead by water, land one will bring there, Vainly awaiting the good fortune to be buried there. 21   back to top The change will be very difficult: City and province will gain by the change: Heart high, prudent established, chased out one cunning, Sea, land, people will change their state. 22   back to top The great army will be chased out, In one moment it will be needed by the King: The faith promised from afar will be broken, He will be seen naked in pitiful disorder. 23   back to top The legion in the marine fleet Will burn lime, lodestone sulfur and pitch: The long rest in the secure place: Port Selyn and Monaco, fire will consume them. 24   back to top Beneath the holy earth of a soul the faint voice heard, Human flame seen to shine as divine: It will cause the earth to be stained with the blood of the monks, And to destroy the holy temples for the impure ones. 25   back to top Lofty bodies endlessly visible to the eye, Through these reasons they will come to obscure: Body, forehead included, sense and head invisible, Diminishing the sacred prayers. 26   back to top The great swarm of bees will arise, Such that one will not know whence they have come; By night the ambush, the sentinel under the vines City delivered by five babblers not naked. 27   back to top Salon, Tarascon, Mausol, the arch of SEX., Where the pyramid is still standing: They will come to deliver the Prince of Annemark, Redemption reviled in the temple of Artemis. 28   back to top When Venus will be covered by the Sun, Under the splendor will be a hidden form: Mercury will have exposed them to the fire, Through warlike noise it will be insulted. 29   back to top The Sun hidden eclipsed by Mercury Will be placed only second in the sky: Of Vulcan Hermes will be made into food, The Sun will be seen pure, glowing red and golden. 30   back to top Eleven more times the Moon the Sun will not want, All raised and lowered by degree: And put so low that one will stitch little gold: Such that after famine plague, the secret uncovered. 31   back to top The Moon in the full of night over the high mountain, The new sage with a lone brain sees it: By his disciples invited to be immortal, Eyes to the south. Hands in bosoms, bodies in the fire. 32   back to top In the places and times of flesh giving way to fish, The communal law will be made in opposition: It will hold strongly the old ones, then removed from the midst, Loving of Everything in Common put far behind. 33   back to top Jupiter joined more to Venus than to the Moon Appearing with white fullness: Venus hidden under the whiteness of Neptune Struck by Mars through the white stew. 34   back to top The great one of the foreign land led captive, Chained in gold offered to King Chyren: He who in Ausonia, Milan will lose the war, And all his army put to fire and sword. 35   back to top The fire put out the virgins will betray The greater part of the new band: Lightning in sword and lance the lone Kings will guard Etruria and Corsica, by night throat cut. 36   back to top The new sports set up again in Gaul, After victory in the Insubrian campaign: Mountains of Hesperia, the great ones tied and trussed up: Romania and Spain to tremble with fear. 37   back to top The Gaul will come to penetrate the mountains by leaps: He will occupy the great place of Insubria: His army to enter to the greatest depth, Genoa and Monaco will drive back the red fleet. 38   back to top While he will engross the Duke, King and Queen With the captive Byzantine chief in Samothrace: Before the assault one will eat the order: Reverse side metaled will follow the trail of the blood. 39   back to top The Rhodians will demand relief, Through the neglect of its heirs abandoned. The Arab empire will reveal its course, The cause set right again by Hesperia. 40   back to top The fortresses of the besieged shut up, Through gunpowder sunk into the abyss: The traitors will all be stowed away alive, Never did such a pitiful schism happen to the sextons. 41   back to top Female sex captive as a hostage Will come by night to deceive the guards: The chief of the army deceived by her language Will abandon her to the people, it will be pitiful to see. 42   back to top Geneva and Langres through those of Chartres and Dôle And through Grenoble captive at Montélimar Seyssel, Lausanne, through fraudulent deceit, They will betray them for sixty marks of gold. 43   back to top Arms will be heard clashing in the sky: That very same year the divine ones enemies: They will want unjustly to discuss the holy laws: Through lightning and war the complacent one put to death. 44   back to top Two large ones of Mende, of Rodez and Milhau Cahors, Limoges, Castres bad week By night the entry, from Bordeaux an insult Through Périgord at the peal of the bell. 45   back to top Through conflict a King will abandon his realm: The greatest chief will fail in time of need: Dead, ruined few will escape it, All cut up, one will be a witness to it. 46   back to top The fact well defended by excellence, Guard yourself Tours from your near ruin: London and Nantes will make a defense through Reims Not passing further in the time of the drizzle. 47   back to top The savage black one when he will have tried His bloody hand at fire, sword and drawn bows: All of his people will be terribly frightened, Seeing the greatest ones hung by neck and feet. 48   back to top The fertile, spacious Ausonian plain Will produce so many gadflies and locusts, The solar brightness will become clouded, All devoured, great plague to come from them. 49   back to top Before the people blood will be shed, Only from the high heavens will it come far: But for a long time of one nothing will be heard, The spirit of a lone one will come to bear witness against it. 50   back to top Libra will see the Hesperias govern, Holding the monarchy of heaven and earth: No one will see the forces of Asia perished, Only seven hold the hierarchy in order. 51   back to top A Duke eager to follow his enemy Will enter within impeding the phalanx: Hurried on foot they will come to pursue so closely That the day will see a conflict near Ganges. 52   back to top In the besieged city men and woman to the walls, Enemies outside the chief ready to surrender: The wind will be strongly against the troops, They will be driven away through lime, dust and ashes. 53   back to top The fugitives and exiles recalled: Fathers and sons great garnishing of the deep wells: The cruel father and his people choked: His far worse son submerged in the well. 54   back to top Of the name which no Gallic King ever had Never was there so fearful a thunderbolt, Italy, Spain and the English trembling, Very attentive to a woman and foreigners. 55   back to top When the crow on the tower made of brick For seven hours will continue to scream: Death foretold, the statue stained with blood, Tyrant murdered, people praying to their Gods. 56   back to top After the victory of the raving tongue, The spirit tempered in tranquillity and repose: Throughout the conflict the bloody victor makes orations, Roasting the tongue and the flesh and the bones. 57   back to top Ignorant envy upheld before the great King, He will propose forbidding the writings: His wife not his wife tempted by another, Twice two more neither skill nor cries. 58   back to top To swallow the burning Sun in the throat, The Etruscan land washed by human blood: The chief pail of water, to lead his son away, Captive lady conducted into Turkish land. 59   back to top Two beset in burning fervor: By thirst for two full cups extinguished, The fort filed, and an old dreamer, To the Genevans he will show the track from Nira. 60   back to top The seven children left in hostage, The third will come to slaughter his child: Because of his son two will be pierced by the point, Genoa, Florence, he will come to confuse them. 61   back to top The old one mocked and deprived of his place, By the foreigner who will suborn him: Hands of his son eaten before his face, His brother to Chartres, Orléans Rouen will betray. 62   back to top A colonel with ambition plots, He will seize the greatest army, Against his Prince false invention, And he will be discovered under his arbor. 63   back to top The Celtic army against the mountaineers, Those who will be learned and able in bird-calling: Peasants will soon work fresh presses, All hurled on the sword's edge. 64   back to top The transgressor in bourgeois garb, He will come to try the King with his offense: Fifteen soldiers for the most part bandits, Last of life and chief of his fortune. 65   back to top Towards the deserter of the great fortress, After he will have abandoned his place, His adversary will exhibit very great prowess, The Emperor soon dead will be condemned. 66   back to top Under the feigned color of seven shaven heads Diverse spies will be scattered: Wells and fountains sprinkled with poisons, At the fort of Genoa devourers of men. 67   back to top The year that Saturn and Mars are equal fiery, The air very dry parched long meteor: Through secret fires a great place blazing from burning heat, Little rain, warm wind, wars, incursions. 68   back to top The two greatest ones of Asia and of Africa, From the Rhine and Lower Danube they will be said to have come, Cries, tears at Malta and the Ligurian side. 69   back to top The exiles will hold the great city, The citizens dead, murdered and driven out: Those of Aquileia will promise Parma To show them the entry through the untracked places. 70   back to top Quite contiguous to the great Pyrenees mountains, One to direct a great army against the Eagle: Veins opened, forces exterminated, As far as Pau will he come to chase the chief. 71   back to top In place of the bride the daughters slaughtered, Murder with great error no survivor to be: Within the well vestals inundated, The bride extinguished by a drink of Aconite. 72   back to top Those of Nîmes through Agen and Lectoure At Saint-Félix will hold their parliament: Those of Bazas will come at the unhappy hour To seize Condom and Marsan promptly. 73   back to top The great nephew by force will test The treaty made by the pusillanimous heart: The Duke will try Ferrara and Asti, When the pantomime will take place in the evening. 74   back to top Those of lake Geneva and of Mâcon: All assembled against those of Aquitaine: Many Germans many more Swiss, They will be routed along with those of the Humane. 75   back to top Ready to fight one will desert, The chief adversary will obtain the victory: The rear guard will make a defense, The faltering ones dead in the white territory. 76   back to top Will be vexed, holding as far as the Rhône: The union of Gascons and Bigorre To betray the temple, the priest giving his sermon. 77   back to top Selin monarch Italy peaceful, Realms united by the Christian King of the World: Dying he will want to lie in Blois soil, After having chased the pirates from the sea. 78   back to top The great army of the civil struggle, By night Parma to the foreign one discovered, Seventy-nine murdered in the town, The foreigners all put to the sword. 79   back to top Blood Royal flee, Monheurt, Mas, Aiguillon, The Landes will be filled by Bordelais, Navarre, Bigorre points and spurs, Deep in hunger to devour acorns of the cork oak. 80   back to top Near the great river, great ditch, earth drawn out, In fifteen parts will the water be divided: The city taken, fire, blood, cries, sad conflict, And the greatest part involving the coliseum. 81   back to top Promptly will one build a bridge of boats, To pass the army of the great Belgian Prince: Poured forth inside and not far from Brussels, Passed beyond, seven cut up by pike. 82   back to top A throng approaches coming from Slavonia, The old Destroyer the city will ruin: He will see his Romania quite desolated, Then he will not know how to put out the great flame. 83   back to top Combat by night the valiant captain Conquered will flee few people conquered: His people stirred up, sedition not in vain, His own son will hold him besieged. 84   back to top A great one of Auxerre will die very miserable, Driven out by those who had been under him: Put in chains, behind a strong cable, In the year that Mars, Venus and Sun are in conjunction in summer. 85   back to top The white coal will be chased by the black one, Made prisoner led to the dung cart, Moor Camel on twisted feet, Then the younger one will blind the hobby falcon. 86   back to top The year that Saturn will be conjoined in Aquarius With the Sun, the very powerful King Will be received and anointed at Reims and Aix, After conquests he will murder the innocent. 87   back to top A King's son learned in many languages, Different from his senior in the realm: His handsome father understood by the greater son, He will cause his principal adherent to perish. 88   back to top Anthony by name great by the filthy fact Of Lousiness wasted to his end: One who will want to be desirous of lead, Passing the port he will be immersed by the elected one. 89   back to top Thirty of London will conspire secretly Against their King, the enterprise on the bridge: He and his satellites will have a distaste for death, A fair King elected, native of Frisia. 90   back to top The two armies will be unable to unite at the walls, In that instant Milan and Pavia to tremble: Hunger, thirst, doubt will come to plague them very strongly They will not have a single morsel of meat, bread or victuals. 91   back to top For the Gallic Duke compelled to fight in the duel, The ship of Melilla will not approach Monaco, Wrongly accused, perpetual prison, His son will strive to reign before his death. 92   back to top The head of the valiant captain cut off, It will be thrown before his adversary: His body hung on the sail-yard of the ship, Confused it will flee by oars against the wind. 93   back to top A serpent seen near the royal bed, It will be by the lady at night the dogs will not bark: Then to be born in France a Prince so royal, Come from heaven all the Princes will see him. 94   back to top Two great brothers will be chased out of Spain, The elder conquered under the Pyrenees mountains: The sea to redden, Rhône, bloody Lake Geneva from Germany, Narbonne, Béziers contaminated by Agde. 95   back to top The realm left to two they will hold it very briefly, Three years and seven months passed by they will make war: The two Vestals will rebel in opposition, Victor the younger in the land of Brittany. 96   back to top The elder sister of the British Isle Will be born fifteen years before her brother, Because of her promise procuring verification, She will succeed to the kingdom of the balance. 97   back to top The year that Mercury, Mars, Venus in retrogression, The line of the great Monarch will not fail: Elected by the Portuguese people near Cadiz, One who will come to grow very old in peace and reign. 98   back to top Those of Alba will pass into Rome, By means of Langres the multitude muffled up, Marquis and Duke will pardon no man, Fire, blood, smallpox no water the crops to fail. 99   back to top The valiant elder son of the King's daughter, He will hurl back the Celts very far, Such that he will cast thunderbolts, so many in such an array Few and distant, then deep into the Hesperias. 100   back to top From the celestial fire on the Royal edifice, When the light of Mars will go out, Seven months great war, people dead through evil Rouen, Evreux the King will not fail.

Quatrains - Century V

1   back to top Before the coming of Celtic ruin, In the temple two will parley Pike and dagger to the heart of one mounted on the steed, They will bury the great one without making any noise. 2   back to top Seven conspirators at the banquet will cause to flash The iron out of the ship against the three: One will have the two fleets brought to the great one, When through the evil the latter shoots him in the forehead. 3   back to top The successor to the Duchy will come, Very far beyond the Tuscan Sea: A Gallic branch will hold Florence, The nautical Frog in its bosom be agreement. 4   back to top The large mastiff expelled from the city Will be vexed by the strange alliance, After having chased the stag to the fields The wolf and the Bear will defy each other. 5   back to top Under the shadowy pretense of removing servitude, He will himself usurp the people and city: He will do worse because of the deceit of the young prostitute, Delivered in the field reading the false poem. 6   back to top The Augur putting his hand upon the head of the King Will come to pray for the peace of Italy: He will come to move the scepter to his left hand, From King he will become pacific Emperor. 7   back to top The bones of the Triumvir will be found, Looking for a deep enigmatic treasure: Those from thereabouts will not be at rest, Digging for this thing of marble and metallic lead. 8   back to top There will be unleashed live fire, hidden death, Horrible and frightful within the globes, By night the city reduced to dust by the fleet, The city afire, the enemy amenable. 9   back to top The great arch demolished down to its base, By the chief captive his friend forestalled, He will be born of the lady with hairy forehead and face, Then through cunning the Duke overtaken by death. 10   back to top A Celtic chief wounded in the conflict Seeing death overtaking his men near a cellar: Pressed by blood and wounds and enemies, And relief by four unknown ones. 11   back to top The sea will not be passed over safely by those of the Sun, Those of Venus will hold all Africa: Saturn will no longer occupy their realm, And the Asiatic part will change. 12   back to top To near the Lake of Geneva will it be conducted, By the foreign maiden wishing to betray the city: Before its murder at Augsburg the great suite, And those of the Rhine will come to invade it. 13   back to top With great fury the Roman Belgian King Will want to vex the barbarian with his phalanx: Fury gnashing, he will chase the African people From the Pannonias to the pillars of Hercules. 14   back to top Saturn and Mars in Leo Spain captive, By the African chief trapped in the conflict, Near Malta, Herod taken alive, And the Roman scepter will be struck down by the Cock. 15   back to top The great Pontiff taken captive while navigating, The great one thereafter to fail the clergy in tumult: Second one elected absent his estate declines, His favorite bastard to death broken on the wheel. 16   back to top The Sabaean tear no longer at its high price, Turning human flesh into ashes through death, At the isle of Pharos disturbed by the Crusaders, When at Rhodes will appear a hard phantom. 17   back to top By night the King passing near an Alley, He of Cyprus and the principal guard: The King mistaken, the hand flees the length of the Rhône, The conspirators will set out to put him to death. 18   back to top The unhappy abandoned one will die of grief, His conqueress will celebrate the hecatomb: Pristine law, free edict drawn up, The wall and the Prince falls on the seventh day. 19   back to top The great Royal one of gold, augmented by brass, The agreement broken, war opened by a young man: People afflicted because of a lamented chief, The land will be covered with barbarian blood. 20   back to top The great army will pass beyond the Alps, Shortly before will be born a monster scoundrel: Prodigious and sudden he will turn The great Tuscan to his nearest place. 21   back to top By the death of the Latin Monarch, Those whom he will have assisted through his reign: The fire will light up again the booty divided, Public death for the bold ones who incurred it. 22   back to top Before the great one has given up the ghost at Rome, Great terror for the foreign army: The ambush by squadrons near Parma, Then the two red ones will celebrate together. 23   back to top The two contented ones will be united together, When for the most part they will be conjoined with Mars: The great one of Africa trembles in terror, Duumvirate disjoined by the fleet. 24   back to top The realm and law raised under Venus, Saturn will have dominion over Jupiter: The law and realm raised by the Sun, Through those of Saturn it will suffer the worst. 25   back to top The Arab Prince Mars, Sun, Venus, Leo, The rule of the Church will succumb by sea: Towards Persia very nearly a million men, The true serpent will invade Byzantium and Egypt. 26   back to top The slavish people through luck in war Will become elevated to a very high degree: They will change their Prince, one born a provincial, An army raised in the mountains to pass over the sea. 27   back to top Through fire and arms not far from the Black Sea, He will come from Persia to occupy Trebizond: Pharos, Mytilene to tremble, the Sun joyful, The Adriatic Sea covered with Arab blood. 28   back to top His arm hung and leg bound, Face pale, dagger hidden in his bosom, Three who will be sworn in the fray Against the great one of Genoa will the steel be unleashed. 29   back to top Liberty will not be recovered, A proud, villainous, wicked black one will occupy it, When the matter of the bridge will be opened, The republic of Venice vexed by the Danube. 30   back to top All around the great city Soldiers will be lodged throughout the fields and towns: To give the assault Paris, Rome incited, Then upon the bridge great pillage will be carried out. 31   back to top Through the Attic land fountain of wisdom, At present the rose of the world: The bridge ruined, and its great pre-eminence Will be subjected, a wreck amidst the waves. 32   back to top Where all is good, the Sun all beneficial and the Moon Is abundant, its ruin approaches: From the sky it advances to change your fortune. In the same state as the seventh rock. 33   back to top Of the principal ones of the city in rebellion Who will strive mightily to recover their liberty: The males cut up, unhappy fray, Cries, groans at Nantes pitiful to see. 34   back to top From the deepest part of the English West Where the head of the British isle is A fleet will enter the Gironde through Blois, Through wine and salt, fires hidden in the casks. 35   back to top For the free city of the great Crescent sea, Which still carries the stone in its stomach, The English fleet will come under the drizzle To seize a branch, war opened by the great one. 36   back to top The sister's brother through the quarrel and deceit Will come to mix dew in the mineral: On the cake given to the slow old woman, She dies tasting it she will be simple and rustic. 37   back to top Three hundred will be in accord with one will To come to the execution of their blow, Twenty months after all memory Their king betrayed simulating feigned hate. 38   back to top He who will succeed the great monarch on his death Will lead an illicit and wanton life: Through nonchalance he will give way to all, So that in the end the Salic law will fail. 39   back to top Issued from the true branch of the fleur-de-lis, Placed and lodged as heir of Etruria: His ancient blood woven by long hand, He will cause the escutcheon of Florence to bloom. 40   back to top The blood royal will be so very mixed, Gauls will be constrained by Hesperia: One will wait until his term has expired, And until the memory of his voice has perished. 41   back to top Born in the shadows and during a dark day, He will be sovereign in realm and goodness: He will cause his blood to rise again in the ancient urn, Renewing the age of gold for that of brass. 42   back to top Mars raised to his highest belfry Will cause the Savoyards to withdraw from France: The Lombard people will cause very great terror To those of the Eagle included under the Balance. 43   back to top The great ruin of the holy things is not far off, Provence, Naples, Sicily, Sées and Pons: In Germany, at the Rhine and Cologne, Vexed to death by all those of Mainz. 44   back to top On sea the red one will be taken by pirates, Because of him peace will be troubled: Anger and greed will he expose through a false act, The army doubled by the great Pontiff. 45   back to top The great Empire will soon be desolated And transferred to near the Ardennes: The two bastards beheaded by the oldest one, And Bronzebeard the hawk-nose will reign. 46   back to top Quarrels and new schism by the red hats When the Sabine will have been elected: They will produce great sophism against him, And Rome will be injured by those of Alba. 47   back to top The great Arab will march far forward, He will be betrayed by the Byzantians: Ancient Rhodes will come to meet him, And greater harm through the Austrian Hungarians. 48   back to top After the great affliction of the scepter, Two enemies will be defeated by them: A fleet from Africa will appear before the Hungarians, By land and sea horrible deeds will take place. 49   back to top Not from Spain but from ancient France Will one be elected for the trembling bark, To the enemy will a promise be made, He who will cause a cruel plague in his realm. 50   back to top The year that the brothers of the lily come of age, One of them will hold the great Romania: The mountains to tremble, Latin passage opened, Agreement to march against the fort of Armenia. 51   back to top The people of Dacia, England, Poland And of Bohemia will make a new league: To pass beyond the pillars of Hercules, The Barcelonians and Tuscans will prepare a cruel plot. 52   back to top There will be a King who will give opposition, The exiles raised over the realm: The pure poor people to swim in blood, And for a long time will he flourish under such a device. 53   back to top The law of the Sun and of Venus in strife, Appropriating the spirit of prophecy: Neither the one nor the other will be understood, The law of the great Messiah will hold through the Sun. 54   back to top From beyond the Black Sea and great Tartary, There will be a King who will come to see Gaul, He will pierce through Alania and Armenia, And within Byzantium will he leave his bloody rod. 55   back to top In the country of Arabia Felix There will be born one powerful in the law of Mahomet: To vex Spain, to conquer Grenada, And more by sea against the Ligurian people. 56   back to top Through the death of the very old Pontiff A Roman of good age will be elected, Of him it will be said that he weakens his see, But long will he sit and in biting activity. 57   back to top There will go from Mont and Aventin, One who through the hole will warn the army: Between two rocks will the booty be taken, Of Sectus' mausoleum the renown to fail. 58   back to top By the aqueduct of Uzès over the Gard, Through the forest and inaccessible mountain, In the middle of the bridge there will be cut in the fist The chief of Nîmes who will be very terrible. 59   back to top Too long a stay for the English chief at Nîmes, Towards Spain Redbeard to the rescue: Many will die by war opened that day, When a bearded star will fall in Artois. 60   back to top By the shaven head a very bad choice will come to be made, Overburdened he will not pass the gate: He will speak with such great fury and rage, That to fire and blood he will consign the entire sex. 61   back to top The child of the great one not by his birth, He will subjugate the high Apennine mountains: He will cause all those of the balance to tremble, And from the Pyrenees to Mont Cenis. 62   back to top One will see blood to rain on the rocks, Sun in the East, Saturn in the West: Near Orgon war, at Rome great evil to be seen, Ships sunk to the bottom, taken by Trident. 63   back to top From the vain enterprise honor and undue complaint, Boats tossed about among the Latins, cold, hunger, waves Not far from the Tiber the land stained with blood, And diverse plagues will be upon mankind. 64   back to top Those assembled by the tranquillity of the great number, By land and sea counsel countermanded: Near Antonne Genoa, Nice in the shadow Through fields and towns in revolt against the chief. 65   back to top Come suddenly the terror will be great, Hidden by the principal ones of the affair: And the lady on the charcoal will no longer be in sight, Thus little by little will the great ones be angered. 66   back to top Under the ancient vestal edifices, Not far from the ruined aqueduct: The glittering metals are of the Sun and Moon, The lamp of Trajan engraved with gold burning. 67   back to top When the chief of Perugia will not venture his tunic Sense under cover to strip himself quite naked: Seven will be taken Aristocratic deed, Father and son dead through a point in the collar. 68   back to top In the Danube and of the Rhine will come to drink The great Camel, not repenting it: Those of the Rhône to tremble, and much more so those of the Loire, and near the Alps the Cock will ruin him. 69   back to top No longer will the great one be in his false sleep, Uneasiness will come to replace tranquillity: A phalanx of gold, azure and vermilion arrayed To subjugate Africa and gnaw it to the bone, 70   back to top Of the regions subject to the Balance, They will trouble the mountains with great war, Captives the entire sex enthralled and all Byzantium, So that at dawn they will spread the news from land to land. 71   back to top By the fury of one who will wait for the water, By his great rage the entire army moved: Seventeen boats loaded with the noble, The messenger come late along the Rhône. 72   back to top For the pleasure of the voluptuous edict, One will mix poison in the faith: Venus will be in a course so virtuous As to becloud the whole quality of the Sun. 73   back to top The Church of God will be persecuted, And the holy Temples will be plundered, The child will put his mother out in her shift, Arabs will be allied with the Poles. 74   back to top Of Trojan blood will be born a Germanic heart Who will rise to very high power: He will drive out the foreign Arabic people, Returning the Church to its pristine pre-eminence. 75   back to top He will rise high over the estate more to the right, He will remain seated on the square stone, Towards the south facing to his left, The crooked staff in his hand his mouth sealed. 76   back to top In a free place will he pitch his tent, And he will not want to lodge in the cities: Aix, Carpentras, L'Isle, Vaucluse Mont, Cavaillon, Throughout all these places will he abolish his trace. 77   back to top All degrees of Ecclesiastical honor Will be changed to that of Jupiter and Quirinus: The priest of Quirinus to one of Mars, Then a King of France will make him one of Vulcan. 78   back to top The two will not be united for very long, And in thirteen years to the Barbarian Satrap: On both sides they will cause such loss That one will bless the Bark and its cope. 79   back to top The sacred pomp will come to lower its wings, Through the coming of the great legislator: He will raise the humble, he will vex the rebels, His like will not appear on this earth. 80   back to top Ogmios will approach great Byzantium, The Barbaric League will be driven out: Of the two laws the heathen one will give way, Barbarian and Frank in perpetual strife. 81   back to top The royal bird over the city of the Sun, Seven months in advance it will deliver a nocturnal omen: The Eastern wall will fall lightning thunder, Seven days the enemies directly to the gates. 82   back to top At the conclusion of the treaty outside the fortress Will not go he who is placed in despair: When those of Arbois, of Langres against Bresse Will have the mountains of Dôle an enemy ambush. 83   back to top Those who will have undertaken to subvert, An unparalleled realm, powerful and invincible: They will act through deceit, nights three to warn, When the greatest one will read his Bible at the table. 84   back to top He will be born of the gulf and unmeasured city, Born of obscure and dark family: He who the revered power of the great King Will want to destroy through Rouen and Evreux. 85   back to top Through the Suevi and neighboring places, They will be at war over the clouds: Swarm of marine locusts and gnats, The faults of Geneva will be laid quite bare. 86   back to top Divided by the two heads and three arms, The great city will be vexed by waters: Some great ones among them led astray in exile, Byzantium hard pressed by the head of Persia. 87   back to top The year that Saturn is out of bondage, In the Frank land he will be inundated by water: Of Trojan blood will his marriage be, And he will be confined safely be the Spaniards. 88   back to top Through a frightful flood upon the sand, A marine monster from other seas found: Near the place will be made a refuge, Holding Savona the slave of Turin. 89   back to top Into Hungary through Bohemia, Navarre, and under that banner holy insurrections: By the fleur-de-lis legion carrying the bar, Against Orléans they will cause disturbances. 90   back to top In the Cyclades, in Perinthus and Larissa, In Sparta and the entire Pelopennesus: Very great famine, plague through false dust, Nine months will it last and throughout the entire peninsula. 91   back to top At the market that they call that of liars, Of the entire Torrent and field of Athens: They will be surprised by the light horses, By those of Alba when Mars is in Leo and Saturn in Aquarius. 92   back to top After the see has been held seventeen years, Five will change within the same period of time: Then one will be elected at the same time, One who will not be too comfortable to the Romans. 93   back to top Under the land of the round lunar globe, When Mercury will be dominating: The isle of Scotland will produce a luminary, One who will put the English into confusion. 94   back to top He will transfer into great Germany Brabant and Flanders, Ghent, Bruges and Boulogne: The truce feigned, the great Duke of Armenia Will assail Vienna and Cologne. 95   back to top The nautical oar will tempt the shadows, Then it will come to stir up the great Empire: In the Aegean Sea the impediments of wood Obstructing the diverted Tyrrhenian Sea. 96   back to top The rose upon the middle of the great world, For new deeds public shedding of blood: To speak the truth, one will have a closed mouth, Then at the time of need the awaited one will come late. 97   back to top The one born deformed suffocated in horror, In the habitable city of the great King: The severe edict of the captives revoked, Hail and thunder, Condom inestimable. 98   back to top At the forty-eighth climacteric degree, At the end of Cancer very great dryness: Fish in sea, river, lake boiled hectic, Béarn, Bigorre in distress through fire from the sky. 99   back to top Milan, Ferrara, Turin and Aquileia, Capua, Brindisi vexed by the Celtic nation: By the Lion and his Eagle¹s phalanx, When the old British chief Rome will have. 100   back to top The incendiary trapped in his own fire, Of fire from the sky at Carcassonne and the Comminges: Foix, Auch, Mazères, the high old man escaped, Through those of Hesse and Thuringia, and some Saxons.

Quatrains - Century VI

1   back to top Around the Pyrenees mountains a great throng Of foreign people to aid the new King: Near the great temple of Le Mas by the Garonne, A Roman chief will fear him in the water. 2   back to top In the year five hundred eighty more or less, One will await a very strange century: In the year seven hundred and three the heavens witness thereof, That several kingdoms one to five will make a change. 3   back to top The river that tries the new Celtic heir Will be in great discord with the Empire: The young Prince through the ecclesiastical people Will remove the scepter of the crown of concord. 4   back to top The Celtic river will change its course, No longer will it include the city of Agrippina: All changed except the old language, Saturn, Leo, Mars, Cancer in plunder. 5   back to top Very great famine through pestiferous wave, Through long rain the length of the arctic pole: Samarobryn one hundred leagues from the hemisphere, The will live without law exempt from politics. 6   back to top There will appear towards the North Not far from Cancer the bearded star: Susa, Siena, Boeotia, Eretria, The great one of Rome will die, the night over. 7   back to top Norway and Dacia and the British Isle Will be vexed by the united brothers: The Roman chief sprung from Gallic blood And his forces hurled back into the forests. 8   back to top Those who were in the realm for knowledge Will become impoverished at the change of King: Some exiled without support, having no gold, The lettered and letters will not be at a high premium. 9   back to top In the sacred temples scandals will be perpetrated, They will be reckoned as honors and commendations: Of one of whom they engrave medals of silver and of gold, The end will be in very strange torments. 10   back to top In a short time the temples with colors Of white and black of the two intermixed: Red and yellow ones will carry off theirs from them, Blood, land, plague, famine, fire extinguished by water. 11   back to top The seven branches will be reduced to three, The elder ones will be surprised by death, The two will be seduced to fratricide, The conspirators will be dead while sleeping. 12   back to top To raise forces to ascend to the empire In the Vatican the Royal blood will hold fast: Flemings, English, Spain with Aspire Against Italy and France will he contend. 13   back to top A doubtful one will not come far from the realm, The greater part will want to uphold him: A Capitol will not want him to reign at all, He will be unable to bear his great burden. 14   back to top Far from his land a King will lose the battle, At once escaped, pursued, then captured, Ignorant one taken under the golden mail, Under false garb, and the enemy surprised. 15   back to top Under the tomb will be found a Prince Who will be valued above Nuremberg: The Spanish King in Capricorn thin, Deceived and betrayed by the great Wittenberg. 16   back to top That which will be carried off by the young Hawk, By the Normans of France and Picardy: The black ones of the temple of the Black Forest place Will make an inn and fire of Lombardy. 17   back to top After the files the ass-drivers burned, They will be obliged to change diverse garbs: Those of Saturn burned by the millers, Except the greater part which will not be covered. 18   back to top The great King abandoned by the Physicians, By fate not the Jew's art he remains alive, He and his kindred pushed high in the realm, Pardon given to the race which denies Christ. 19   back to top The true flame will devour the lady Who will want to put the Innocent Ones to the fire: Before the assault the army is inflamed, When in Seville a monster in beef will be seen. 20   back to top The feigned union will be of short duration, Some changed most reformed: In the vessels people will be in suffering, Then Rome will have a new Leopard. 21   back to top When those of the arctic pole are united together, Great terror and fear in the East: Newly elected, the great trembling supported, Rhodes, Byzantium stained with Barbarian blood. 22   back to top Within the land of the great heavenly temple, Nephew murdered at London through feigned peace: The bark will then become schismatic, Sham liberty will be proclaimed everywhere. 23   back to top Coins depreciated by the spirit of the realm, And people will be stirred up against their King: New peace made, holy laws become worse, Paris was never in so severe an array. 24   back to top Mars and the scepter will be found conjoined Under Cancer calamitous war: Shortly afterwards a new King will be anointed, One who for a long time will pacify the earth. 25   back to top Through adverse Mars will the monarchy Of the great fisherman be in ruinous trouble: The young red black one will seize the hierarchy, The traitors will act on a day of drizzle. 26   back to top For four years the see will be held with some little good, One libidinous in life will succeed to it: Ravenna, Pisa and Verona will give support, Longing to elevate the Papal cross. 27   back to top Within the Isles of five rivers to one, Through the expansion of the great Chyren Selin: Through the drizzles in the air the fury of one, Six escaped, hidden bundles of flax. 28   back to top The great Celt will enter Rome, Leading a throng of the exiled and banished: The great Pastor will put to death every man Who was united at the Alps for the cock. 29   back to top The saintly widow hearing the news, Of her offspring placed in perplexity and trouble: He who will be instructed to appease the quarrels, He will pile them up by his pursuit of the shaven heads. 30   back to top Through the appearance of the feigned sanctity, The siege will be betrayed to the enemies: In the night when they trusted to sleep in safety, Near Brabant will march those of Liège. 31   back to top The King will find that which he desired so much When the Prelate will be blamed unjustly: His reply to the Duke will leave him dissatisfied, He who in Milan will put several to death. 32   back to top Beaten to death by rods for treason, Captured he will be overcome through his disorder: Frivolous counsel held out to the great captive, When Berich will come to bite his nose in fury. 33   back to top His last hand through sanguinary, He will be unable to protect himself by sea: Between two rivers he will fear the military hand, The black and irate one will make him rue it. 34   back to top The device of flying fire Will come to trouble the great besieged chief: Within there will be such sedition That the profligate ones will be in despair. 35   back to top Near the Bear and close to the white wool, Aries, Taurus, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Mars, Jupiter, the Sun will burn a great plain, Woods and cities letters hidden in the candle. 36   back to top Neither good nor evil through terrestrial battle Will reach the confines of Perugia, Pisa to rebel, Florence to see an evil existence, King by night wounded on a mule with black housing. 37   back to top The ancient work will be finished, Evil ruin will fall upon the great one from the roof: Dead they will accuse an innocent one of the deed, The guilty one hidden in the copse in the drizzle. 38   back to top The enemies of peace to the profligates, After having conquered Italy: The bloodthirsty black one, red, will be exposed, Fire, blood shed, water colored by blood. 39   back to top The child of the realm through the capture of his father Will be plundered to deliver him: Near the Lake of Perugia the azure captive, The hostage troop to become far too drunk. 40   back to top To quench the great thirst the great one of Mainz Will be deprived of his great dignity: Those of Cologne will come to complain so loudly That the great rump will be thrown into the Rhine. 41   back to top The second chief of the realm of Annemark, Through those of Frisia and of the British Isle, Will spend more than one hundred thousand marks, Exploiting in vain the voyage to Italy. 42   back to top To Ogmios will be left the realm Of the great Selin, who will in fact do more: Throughout Italy will he extend his banner, He will be ruled by a prudent deformed one. 43   back to top For a long time will she remain uninhabited, Around where the Seine and the Marne she comes to water: Tried by the Thames and warriors, The guards deceived in trusting in the repulse. 44   back to top By night the Rainbow will appear for Nantes, By marine arts they will stir up rain: In the Gulf of Arabia a great fleet will plunge to the bottom, In Saxony a monster will be born of a bear and a sow. 45   back to top The very learned governor of the realm, Not wishing to consent to the royal deed: The fleet at Melilla through contrary wind Will deliver him to his most disloyal one. 46   back to top A just one will be sent back again into exile, Through pestilence to the confines of Nonseggle, His reply to the red one will cause him to be misled, The King withdrawing to the Frog and the Eagle. 47   back to top The two great ones assembled between two mountains Will abandon their secret quarrel: Brussels and Dôle overcome by Langres, To execute their plague at Malines. 48   back to top The too false and seductive sanctity, Accompanied by an eloquent tongue: The old city, and Parma too premature, Florence and Siena they will render more desert. 49   back to top The great Pontiff of the party of Mars Will subjugate the confines of the Danube: The cross to pursue, through sword hook or crook, Captives, gold, jewels more than one hundred thousand rubies. 50   back to top Within the pit will be found the bones, Incest will be committed by the stepmother: The state changed, they will demand fame and praise, And they will have Mars attending as their star. 51   back to top People assembled to see a new spectacle, Princes and Kings amongst many bystanders, Pillars walls to fall: but as by a miracle The King saved and thirty of the ones present. 52   back to top In place of the great one who will be condemned, Outside the prison, his friend in his place: The Trojan hope in six months joined, born dead, The Sun in the urn rivers will be frozen. 53   back to top The great Celtic Prelate suspected by the King, By night in flight he will leave the realm: Through a Duke fruitful for his great British King, Byzantium to Cyprus and Tunis unsuspected. 54   back to top At daybreak at the second crowing of the cock, Those of Tunis, of Fez and of Bougie, By the Arabs the King of Morocco captured, The year sixteen hundred and seven, of the Liturgy. 55   back to top By the appeased Duke in drawing up the contract, Arabesque sail seen, sudden discovery: Tripoli, Chios, and those of Trebizond, Duke captured, the Black Sea and the city a desert. 56   back to top The dreaded army of the Narbonne enemy Will frighten very greatly the Hesperians: Perpignan empty through the blind one of Arbon, Then Barcelona by sea will take up the quarrel. 57   back to top He who was well forward in the realm, Having a red chief close to the hierarchy, Harsh and cruel, and he will make himself much feared, He will succeed to the sacred monarchy. 58   back to top Between the two distant monarchs, When the clear Sun is lost through Selin: Great enmity between two indignant ones, So that liberty is restored to the Isles and Siena. 59   back to top The Lady in fury through rage of adultery, She will come to conspire not to tell her Prince: But soon will the blame be made known, So that seventeen will be put to martyrdom. 60   back to top The Prince outside his Celtic land Will be betrayed, deceived by the interpreter: Rouen, La Rochelle through those of Brittany At the port of Blaye deceived by monk and priest. 61   back to top The great carpet folded will not show But by halved the greatest part of history: Driven far out of the realm he will appear harsh, So that everyone will come to believe in his warlike deed. 62   back to top Too late both the flowers will be lost, The serpent will not want to act against the law: The forces of the Leaguers confounded by the French, Savona, Albenga through Monaco great martyrdom. 63   back to top The lady left alone in the realm By the unique one extinguished first on the bed of honor: Seven years will she be weeping in grief, Then with great good fortune for the realm long life. 64   back to top No peace agreed upon will be kept, All the subscribers will act with deceit: In peace and truce, land and sea in protest, By Barcelona fleet seized with ingenuity. 65   back to top Gray and brown in half-opened war, By night they will be assaulted and pillaged: The brown captured will pass through the lock, His temple opened, two slipped in the plaster. 66   back to top At the foundation of the new sect, The bones of the great Roman will be found, A sepulcher covered by marble will appear, Earth to quake in April poorly buried. 67   back to top Quite another one will attain to the great Empire, Kindness distant more so happiness: Ruled by one sprung not far from the brothel, Realms to decay great bad luck. 68   back to top When the soldiers in a seditious fury Will cause steel to flash by night against their chief: The enemy Alba acts with furious hand, Then to vex Rome and seduce the principal ones. 69   back to top The great pity will occur before long, Those who gave will be obliged to take: Naked, starving, withstanding cold and thirst, To pass over the mountains committing a great scandal. 70   back to top Chief of the world will the great Chyren be, Plus Ultra behind, loved, feared, dreaded: His fame and praise will go beyond the heavens, And with the sole title of Victor will he be quite satisfied. 71   back to top When they will come to give the last rites to the great King Before he has entirely given up the ghost: He who will come to grieve over him the least, Through Lions, Eagles, cross crown sold. 72   back to top Through feigned fury of divine emotion The wife of the great one will be violated: The judges wishing to condemn such a doctrine, She is sacrificed a victim to the ignorant people. 73   back to top In a great city a monk and artisan, Lodged near the gate and walls, Secret speaking emptily against Modena, Betrayed for acting under the guise of nuptials. 74   back to top She chased out will return to the realm, Her enemies found to be conspirators: More than ever her time will triumph, Three and seventy to death very sure. 75   back to top The great Pilot will be commissioned by the King, To leave the fleet to fill a higher post: Seven years after he will be in rebellion, Venice will come to fear the Barbarian army. 76   back to top The ancient city the creation of Antenor, Being no longer able to bear the tyrant: The feigned handle in the temple to cut a throat, The people will come to put his followers to death. 77   back to top Through the fraudulent victory of the deceived, Two fleets one, German revolt: The chief murdered and his son in the tent, Florence and Imola pursued into Romania. 78   back to top To proclaim the victory of the great expanding Selin: By the Romans will the Eagle be demanded, Pavia, Milan and Genoa will not consent thereto, Then by themselves the great Lord claimed. 79   back to top Near the Ticino the inhabitants of the Loire, Garonne and Saône, the Seine, the Tain and Gironde: They will erect a promontory beyond the mountains, Conflict given, Po enlarged, submerged in the wave. 80   back to top From Fez the realm will reach those of Europe, Their city ablaze and the blade will cut: The great one of Asia by land and sea with great troop, So that blues and Pers[ians] the cross will pursue to death. 81   back to top Tears, cries and laments, howls, terror, Heart inhuman, cruel, black and chilly: Lake of Geneva the Isles, of Genoa the notables, Blood to pour out, wheat famine to none mercy. 82   back to top Through the deserts of the free and wild place, The nephew of the great Pontiff will come to wander: Felled by seven with a heavy club, By those who afterwards will occupy the Chalice. 83   back to top He who will have so much honor and flattery At his entry into Belgian Gaul: A while after he will act very rudely, And he will act very warlike against the flower. 84   back to top The Lame One, he who lame could not reign in Sparta, He will do much through seductive means: So that by the short and long, he will be accused Of making his perspective against the King. 85   back to top The great city of Tarsus by the Gauls Will be destroyed, all of the Turban captives: Help by sea from the great one of Portugal, First day of summer Urban's consecration. 86   back to top The great Prelate one day after his dream, Interpreted opposite to its meaning: From Gascony a monk will come unexpectedly, One who will cause the great prelate of Sens to be elected. 87   back to top The election made in Frankfort Will be voided, Milan will be opposed: The follower closer will seem so very strong That he will drive him out into the marshes beyond the Rhine. 88   back to top A great realm will be left desolated, Near the Ebro an assembly will be formed: The Pyrenees mountains will console him, When in May lands will be trembling. 89   back to top Feet and hands bound between two boats, Face anointed with honey, and sustained with milk: Wasps and flies, paternal love vexed, Cup-bearer to falsify, Chalice tried. 90   back to top The stinking abominable disgrace, After the deed he will be congratulated: The great excuse for not being favorable, That Neptune will not be persuaded to peace. 91   back to top Of the leader of the naval war, Red one unbridled, severe, horrible whim, Captive escaped from the elder one in the bale, When there will be born a son to the great Agrippa. 92   back to top Prince of beauty so comely, Around his head a plot, the second deed betrayed: The city to the sword in dust the face burnt, Through too great murder the head of the King hated. 93   back to top The greedy prelate deceived by ambition, He will come to reckon nothing too much for him: He and his messengers completely trapped, He who cut the wood sees all in reverse. 94   back to top A King will be angry with the see-breakers, When arms of war will be prohibited: The poison tainted in the sugar for the strawberries, Murdered by waters, dead, saying land, land. 95   back to top Calumny against the cadet by the detractor, When enormous and warlike deeds will take place: The least part doubtful for the elder one, And soon in the realm there will be partisan deeds. 96   back to top Great city abandoned to the soldiers, Never was mortal tumult so close to it: Oh, what a hideous calamity draws near, Except one offense nothing will be spared it. 97   back to top At forty-five degrees the sky will burn, Fire to approach the great new city: In an instant a great scattered flame will leap up, When one will want to demand proof of the Normans. 98   back to top Ruin for the Volcae so very terrible with fear, Their great city stained, pestilential deed: To plunder Sun and Moon and to violate their temples: And to redden the two rivers flowing with blood. 99   back to top The learned enemy will find himself confused, His great army sick, and defeated by ambushes, The Pyrenees and Pennine Alps will be denied him, Discovering near the river ancient jugs. 100   back to top INCANTATION OF THE LAW AGAINST INEPT CRITICS Let those who read this verse consider it profoundly, Let the profane and the ignorant herd keep away: And far away all Astrologers, Idiots and Barbarians, May he who does otherwise be subject to the sacred rite.

Quatrains - Century VII

1   back to top The arc of the treasure deceived by Achilles, the quadrangle known to the procreators. The invention will be known by the Royal deed; a corpse seen hanging in the sight of the populace. 2   back to top Opened by Mars Arles will not give war, the soldiers will be astonished by night. Black and white concealing indigo on land under the false shadow you will see traitors sounded. 3   back to top After the naval victory of France, the people of Barcelona the Saillinons and those of Marseilles; the robber of gold, the anvil enclosed in the ball, the people of Ptolon will be party to the fraud. 4   back to top The Duke of Langres besieged at Dôle accompanied by people from Autun and Lyons. Geneva, Augsburg allied to those of Mirandola, to cross the mountains against the people of Ancona. 5   back to top Some of the wine on the table will be spilt, the third will not have that which he claimed. Twice descended from the black one of Parma, Perouse will do to Pisa that which he believed. 6   back to top Naples, Palerma and all of Sicily will be uninhabited through Barbarian hands. Corsica, Salerno and the island of Sardinia, hunger, plague, war the end of extended evils. 7   back to top Upon the struggle of the great light horses, it will be claimed that the great crescent is destroyed. To kill by night, in the mountains, dressed in shepherd¹s' clothing, red gulfs in the deep ditch. 8   back to top Florense, flee, flee the nearest Roman, at Fiesole will be conflict given: blood shed, the greatest one take by the hand, neither temple nor sex will be pardoned. 9   back to top The lady in the absence of her great master will be begged for love by the Viceroy. Feigned promise and misfortune in love, in the hands of the great Prince of Bar. 10   back to top By the great Prince bordering Le Mans, brave and valiant leader of the great army; by land and sea with Bretons and Normans, to pass Gibraltar and Barcelona to pillage the island. 11   back to top eye, feet wounded rude disobedient; strange and very bitter news to the lady; more than five hundred of here people will be killed. 12   back to top The great younger son will make an end of the war, he assembles the pardoned before the gods; Cahors and Moissac will go far from the prison, a refusal at Lectoure, the people of Agen shaved. 13   back to top From the marine tributary city, the shaven head will take up the satrapy; to chase the sordid man who will the be against him. For fourteen years he will hold the tyranny. 14   back to top He will come to expose the false topography, the urns of the tombs will be opened. Sect and holy philosophy to thrive, black for white and the new for the old. 15   back to top Before the city of the Insubrian lands, for seven years the siege will be laid; a very great king enters it, the city is then free, away from its enemies. 16   back to top The deep entry made by the great Queen will make the place powerful and inaccessible; the army of the three lions will be defeated causing within a thing hideous and terrible. 17   back to top The prince who has little pity of mercy will come through death to change (and become) very knowledgeable. The kingdom will be attended with great tranquillity, when the great one will soon be fleeced. 18   back to top The besieged will color their pacts, but seven days later they will make a cruel exit: thrown back inside, fire and blood, seven put to the ax the lady who had woven the peace is a captive. 19   back to top The fort at Nice will not engage in combat, it will be overcome by shining metal. This deed will be debated for a long time, strange and fearful for the citizens. 20   back to top Ambassadors of the Tuscan language will cross the Alps and the sea in April and May. The man of the calf will deliver an oration, not coming to wipe out the French way of life. 21   back to top By the pestilential enmity of Languedoc, the tyrant dissimulated will be driven out. The bargain will be made on the bridge at Sorgues to put to death both him and his follower 22   back to top The citizens of Mesopotamia angry with their friends from Tarraconne; games, rites, banquets, every person asleep, the vicar at Rhône, the city taken and those of Ausonia. 23   back to top The Royal scepter will be forced to take that which his predecessors had pledged. Because they do not understand about the ring when they come to sack the palace. 24   back to top He who was buried will come out of the tomb, He will cause the fort of the bridge to be tied in chains: Poisoned with the spawn of a pimp, the great one from Lorraine by the Marquis du Pont. 25   back to top Through long war all the army exhausted, so that they do not find money for the soldiers; instead of gold or silver, they will come to coin leather, Gallic brass, and the crescent sign of the Moon. 26   back to top Foists and galleys around seven ships, a mortal war will be let loose. The leader from Madrid will receive a wound from arrows, two escaped and five brought to land. 27   back to top At the wall of Vasto the great cavalry are impeded by the baggage near Ferrara. At Turin they will speedily commit such robbery that in the fort they will ravish their hostage. 28   back to top The captain will lead a great herd on the mountain closest to the enemy. Surrounded by fire he makes such a way, all escape except for thirty put on the spit. 29   back to top The great one of Alba will come to rebel, he will betray his great forebears. The great man of Guise will come to vanquish him, led captive with a monument erected. 30   back to top The sack approaches, fire and great bloodshed. Po the great rivers, the enterprise for the clowns; after a long wait from Genoa and Nice, Fossano, Turin the capture at Savigliano. 31   back to top From Languedoc and Guienne more than ten thousand will want to cross the Alps again. The great Savoyards march against Brindisi, Aquino and Bresse will come to drive them back. 32   back to top From the bank of Montereale will be born one who bores and calculates becoming a tyrant. To raise a force in the marches of Milan, to drain Faenza and Florence of gold and men 33   back to top The kingdom stripped of its forces by fraud, the fleet blockaded, passages for the spy; two false friends will come to rally to awaken hatred for a long time dormant. 34   back to top The French nation will be in great grief, vain and lighthearted, they will believe rash things. No bread, salt, wine nor water, venom nor ale, the greater one captured, hunger, cold and want. 35   back to top The great fish will come to complain and weep for having chosen, deceived concerning his age: he will hardly want to remain with them, he will be deceived by those (speaking) his own tongue. 36   back to top God, the heavens, all the divine words in the waves, carried by seven red-shaven heads to Byzantium: against the anointed three hundred from Trebizond, will make two laws, first horror then trust. 37   back to top Ten sent to put the captain of the ship to death, are altered by one that there is open revolt in the fleet. Confusion, the leader and another stab and bite each other at Lerins and the Hyerès, ships, prow into the darkness. 38   back to top The elder royal one on a frisky horse will spur so fiercely that it will bolt. Mouth, mouthful, foot complaining in the embrace; dragged, pulled, to die horribly. 39   back to top The leader of the French army will expect to lose the main phalanx. Upon the pavement of oats and slate the foreign nation will be undermined through Genoa. 40   back to top Within casks anointed outside with oil and grease twenty-one will be shut before the harbor, at second watch; through death they will do great deeds; to win the gates and be killed by the watch. 41   back to top The bones of the feet and the hands locked up, because of the noise the house is uninhabited for a long time. Digging in dreams they will be unearthed, the house healthy in inhabited without noise. 42   back to top Two newly arrived have seized the poison, to pour it in the kitchen of the great Prince. By the scullion both are caught in the act, taken he who thought to trouble the elder with death.

Quatrains - Century VIII

1   back to top Pau, Nay, Loron will be more of fire than blood, to swim in praise, the great one to flee to the confluence (of rivers). He will refuse entry to the magpies Pampon and the Durance will keep them confined. 2   back to top Condom and Auch and around Mirande, I see fire from the sky which encompasses them. Sun and Mars conjoined in Leo, then at Marmande, lightning, great hail, a wall falls into the Garonne. 3   back to top Within the strong castle of Vigilance and Resviers the younger born of Nancy will be shut up. In Turin the first ones will be burned, when Lyons will be transported with grief. 4   back to top The cock will be received into Monace, the Cardinal of France will appear; He will be deceived by the Roman legation; weakness to the eagle, strength will be born to the cock. 5   back to top There will appear a shining ornate temple, the lamp and the candle at Borne and Breteuil. For the canton of Lucerne turned aside, when one will see the great cock in his shroud. 6   back to top Lighting and brightness are seen at Lyons shining, Malta is taken, suddenly it will be extinguished. Sardon, Maurice will act deceitfully, Geneva to London, feigning treason towards the cock. 7   back to top Vercelli, Milan will give the news, the wound will be given at Pavia. To run in the Seine, water, blood and fire through Florence, the unique one falling from high to low calling for help. 8   back to top Near Focia enclosed in some tuns Chivasso will plot for the eagle. The elected one driven out, he and his people shut up, rape with Turin, the bride led away. 9   back to top While the eagle is united with the cock at Savonna, the Eastern Sea and Hungary. The army at Naples, Palermo, the marches of Ancona, Rome and Venice a great outcry by the Barbarian. 10   back to top A great stench will come from Lausanne, but they will not know its origin, they will put out all people from distant places, fire seen in the sky, a foreign nation defeated. 11   back to top A multitude of people will appear at Vicenza without force, fire to burn the Basilica. Near Lunage the great one of Valenza defeated: at a time when Venice takes up the quarrel through custom. 12   back to top He will appear near to Buffalora the highly born and tall one entered into Milan. The Abbe of Foix with those of Saint-Meur will cause damage dressed up as serfs. 13   back to top The crusader brother through impassioned love will cause Bellerophon to die through Proteus; the fleet for a thousand years, the maddened woman, the potion drunk, both of them then die. 14   back to top The great credit of gold and abundance of silver will cause honor to be blinded by lust; the offense of the adulterer will become known, which will occur to his great dishonor. 15   back to top Great exertions towards the North by a man-woman to vex Europe and almost all the Universe. The two eclipses will be put into such a rout that they will reinforce life or death for the Hungarians. 16   back to top At the place where HIERON has his ship built, there will be such a great sudden flood, that one will not have a place nor land to fall upon, the waters mount to the Olympic Fesulan. 17   back to top Those at ease will suddenly be cast down, the world put into trouble by three brothers; their enemies will seize the marine city, hunger, fire, blood, plague, all evils doubled. 18   back to top The cause of her death will be issued from Florence, one time before drunk by young and old; by the three lilies they will give her a great pause. Save through her offspring as raw meat is dampened. 19   back to top To support the great troubled Cappe; the reds will march in order to clarify it; a family will be almost overcome by death, the red, red ones will knock down the red one. 20   back to top The false message about the rigged election to run through the city stopping the broken pact; voices bought, chapel stained with blood, the empire contracted to another one. 21   back to top Three foists will enter the port of Agde carrying the infection and pestilence, not the faith. Passing the bridge they will carry off a million, the bridge is broken by the resistance of a third. 22   back to top Coursan, Narbonne through the salt to warn Tuchan, the grace of Perpignan betrayed; the red town will not wish to consent to it, in a high flight, a copy flag and a life ended. 23   back to top Letters are found in the queen's chests, no signature and no name of the author. The ruse will conceal the offers; so that they do not know who the lover is. 24   back to top The lieutenant at the door of the house, will knock down the great man of Perpignan. Thinking to save himself at Montpertuis, the bastard of Lusignan will be deceived. 25   back to top The heart of the lover, awakened by furtive love will ravish the lady in the stream. She will pretend bashfully to be half injured, the father of each will deprive the body of its soul. 26   back to top The bones of Cato found in Barcelona, placed, discovered, the site found again and ruined. The great one who holds, but does not hold, wants Pamplona, drizzle at the abbey of Montserrat. 27   back to top The auxiliary way, one arch upon the other, Le Muy deserted except for the brave one and his genet. The writing of the Phoenix Emperor, seen by him which is (shown) to no other. 28   back to top The copies of gold and silver inflated, which after the theft were thrown into the lake, at the discovery that all is exhausted and dissipated by the debt. All scrips and bonds will be wiped out. 29   back to top At the fourth pillar which they dedicate to Saturn split by earthquake and by flood; under Saturn's building an urn is found gold carried off by Caepio and then restored. 30   back to top In Toulouse, not far from Beluzer making a deep pit a palace of spectacle, the treasure found will come to vex everyone in two places and near the Basacle. 31   back to top The first great fruit of the prince of Perchiera, then will come a cruel and wicked man. In Venice he will lose his proud glory, and is led into evil by then younger Selin. 32   back to top French king, beware of your nephew who will do so much that your only son will be murdered while making his vows to Venus; accompanied at night by three and six. 33   back to top The great one who will be born of Verona and Vincenza who carries a very unworthy surname; he who at Venice will wish to take vengeance, himself taken by a man of the watch and sign. 34   back to top After the victory of the Lion over the Lion, there will be great slaughter on the mountain of Jura; floods and dark-colored people of the seventh ( of a million ), Lyons, Ulm at the mausoleum death and the tomb. 35   back to top At the entrance to Garonne and Baise and the forest not far from Damazan, discoveries of the frozen sea, then hail and north winds. Frost in the Dardonnais through the mistake of the month. 36   back to top It will be committed against the anointed brought from Lons le Saulnier, Saint Aubin and Bell'oeuvre. To pave with marble taken from distant towers, not to resist Bletteram and his masterpiece. 37   back to top The fortress near the Thames will fall when the king is locked up inside. He will be seen in his shirt near the bridge, one facing death then barred inside the fortress. 38   back to top The King of Blois will reign in Avignon, once again the people covered in blood. In the Rhône he will make swim near the walls up to five, the last one near Nolle. 39   back to top He who will have been for the Byzantine prince will be taken away by the prince of Toulouse. The faith of Foix through the leader of Tolentino will fail him, not refusing the bride. 40   back to top The blood of the Just for Taur and La Duarade in order to avenge itself against the Saturnines. They will immerse the band in the new lake, then they will march against Alba. 41   back to top a fox will be elected without speaking one word, appearing saintly in public living on barley bread, afterwards he will suddenly become a tyrant putting his foot on the throats of the greatest men. 42   back to top Through avarice, through force and violence the chief of Orléans will come to vex his supporters. Near St. Memire, assault and resistance. Dead in his tent they will say he is asleep inside. 43   back to top Through the fall of two bastard creatures the nephew of the blood will occupy the throne. Within Lectoure there will be blows of lances, the nephew through fear will fold up his standard. 44   back to top The natural offspring off Ogmios will turn off the road from seven to nine. To the king long friend of the half man, Navarre must destroy the fort at Pau. 45   back to top With his hand in a sling and his leg bandaged, the younger brother of Calais will reach far. At the word of the watch, the death will be delayed, then he will bleed at Easter in the Temple. 46   back to top Paul the celibate will die three leagues from Rome, the two nearest flee the oppressed monster. When Mars will take up his horrible throne, the Cock and the Eagle, France and the three brothers. 47   back to top Lake Trasimene will bear witness of the conspirators locked up inside Perugia. A fool will imitate the wise one, killing the Teutons, destroying and cutting to pieces. 48   back to top Saturn in Cancer, Jupiter with Mars in February Chaldondon'salva tierra. Sierra Morena besieged on three sides near Verbiesque, war and mortal conflict. 49   back to top Saturn in Taurus, Jupiter in Aquarius. Mars in Sagittarius, the sixth of February brings death. Those of Tardaigne so great a breach at Bruges, that the barbarian chief will die at Ponteroso. 50   back to top The plague around Capellades, another famine is near to Sagunto; the knightly bastard of the good old man will cause the great one of Tunis to lose his head. 51   back to top The Byzantine makes an oblation after having taken back Cordoba. A long rest on his road, the vines cut down, at sea the passing prey captured by the Pillar. 52 ---- Unfinished/Censored ---- The king of Blois to reign in Avignon, from Amboise and Seme the length of the Indre: claws at Poitiers holy wings ruined before Boni. . . . 53   back to top Within Boulogne he will want to wash away his misdeeds, he cannot at the temple of the Sun. He will fly away, doing very great things: In the hierarchy he had never an equal. 54   back to top Under the color of the marriage treaty, a magnanimous act by the Chyren Selin: St. Quintin and Arras recovered on the journey; By the Spanish a second butcher's bench is made. 55   back to top He will find himself shut in between two rivers, casks and barrels joined to cross beyond: eight bridges broken, their chief run through so many times, perfect children's throats slit by the knife. 56   back to top The weak band will occupy the land, those of high places will make dreadful cries. The large herd of the outer corner troubled, near Edinburgh it falls discovered by the writings. 57   back to top From simple soldier he will attain to Empire, from the short robe he will grow into the long. Brave in arms, much worse towards the Church, he vexes the priests as water fills a sponge. 58   back to top A kingdom divided by two quarreling brothers to take the arms and the name of Britain. The Anglican title will be advised to watch out, surprised by night ( the other is ), led to the French air. 59   back to top Twice put up and twice cast down, the East will also weaken the West. Its adversary after several battles chased by sea will fail at time of need. 60   back to top First in Gaul, first in Romania, over land and sea against the English and Paris. Marvelous deeds by that great troop, violent, the wild beast will lose Lorraine. 61   back to top Never by the revelation of daylight will he attain the mark of the scepter bearer. Until all his sieges are at rest, bringing to the Cock the gift of the armed legion. 62   back to top When one sees the holy temple plundered, the greatest of the Rhône profaning their sacred things; because of them a very great pestilence will appear, the king, unjust, will not condemn them. 63   back to top When the adulterer wounded without a blow will have murdered his wife and son out of spite; his wife knocked down, he will strangle the child; eight captives taken, choked beyond help. 64   back to top The infants transported into the islands, two out of seven will be in despair. Those of the soil will be supported by it, the name 'shovel' taken, the hope of the leagues fails. 65   back to top The old man disappointed in his main hope, will attain to the leadership of his Empire. Twenty months he will hold rule with great force, a tyrant, cruel, giving way to one worse. 66   back to top When the inscription D.M. is found in the ancient cave, revealed by a lamp. Law, the King and Prince Ulpian tried, the Queen and Duke in the pavilion under cover. 67   back to top Paris, Carcassone, France to ruin in great disharmony, neither one nor the other will be elected. France will have the love and good will of the people, Ferara, Colonna great protection. 68   back to top The old Cardinal is deceived by the young one, he will find himself disarmed, out of his position: Do not show, Arles, that the double is perceived, both Liqueduct and the Prince embalmed. 69   back to top Beside the young one the old angel falls, and will come to rise above him at the end; ten years equal to most the old one falls again, of three two and one, the eighth seraphim. 70   back to top He will enter, wicked, unpleasant, infamous, tyrannizing over Mesopotamia. All friends made by the adulterous lady, the land dreadful and black of aspect. 71   back to top The number of astrologers will grow so great, that they will be driven out, banned and their books censored. In the year 1607 by sacred assemblies so that none will be safe from the holy ones. 72   back to top Oh what a huge defeat on the Perugian battlefield and the conflict very close to Ravenna. A holy passage when they will celebrate the feast, the conqueror banished to eat horse meat. 73   back to top The king is struck by a barbarian soldier, unjustly, not far from death. The greedy will be the cause of the deed, conspirator and realm in great remorse. 74   back to top A king entered very far into the new land while the subjects will come to bid him welcome; his treachery will have such a result that to the citizens it is a reception instead of a festival. 75   back to top The father and son will be murdered together, the leader within his pavilion. The mother at Tours will have her belly swollen with a son, a verdure chest with little pieces of paper. 76   back to top More of a butcher than a king in England, born of obscure rank will gain empire through force. Coward without faith, without law he will bleed the land; His time approaches so close that I sigh. 77   back to top The antichrist very soon annihilates the three, twenty-seven years his war will last. The unbelievers are dead, captive, exiled; with blood, human bodies, water and red hail covering the earth. 78   back to top A soldier of fortune with twisted tongue will come to the sanctuary of the gods. He will open the door to heretics and raise up the Church militant. 79   back to top He who loses his father by the sword, born in a Nunnery, upon this Gorgon's blood will conceive anew; in a strange land he will do everything to be silent, he who will burn both himself and his child. 80   back to top The blood of innocents, widow and virgin, so many evils committed by means of the Great Red One, holy images placed over burning candles, terrified by fear, none will be seen to move. 81   back to top The new empire in desolation will be changed from the Northern Pole. From Sicily will come such trouble that it will bother the enterprise tributary to Philip. 82   back to top Thin tall and dry, playing the good valet in the end will have nothing but his dismissal; sharp poison and letters in his collar, he will be seized escaping into danger. 83   back to top The largest sail set out of the port of Zara, near Byzantium will carry out its enterprise. Loss of enemy and friend will not be, a third will turn on both with great pillage and capture. 84   back to top Paterno will hear the cry from Sicily, all the preparations in the Gulf of Trieste; it will be heard as far as Sicily flee oh, flee, so may sails, the dreaded pestilence ! 85   back to top Between Bayonne and St. Jean de Luz will be placed the promontory of Mars. To the Hanix of the North, Nanar will remove the light, then suffocate in bed without assistance. 86   back to top Through Emani, Tolosa and Villefranche, an infinite band through the mountains of Adrian. Passes the river, Cambat over the plank for a bridge, Bayonne will be entered all crying Bigoree. 87   back to top A death conspired will come to its full effect, the charge given and the voyage of death. Elected, created, received ( then ) defeated by its followers, in remorse the blood of innocence in front of him. 88   back to top A noble king will come to Sardinia, who will only rule for three years in the kingdom. He will join with himself several colors; he himself, after taunts, care spoils slumber. 89   back to top In order not to fall into the hands of his uncle who slaughtered his children in order to reign. Pleasing with the people, putting his foot on Peloncle, dead and dragged between armored horses. 90   back to top When those of the cross are found their senses troubled, in place of sacred things he will see a horned bull, through the virgin the pig's place will then be filled, order will no longer be maintained by the king. 91   back to top Entered among the field of the Rhône where those of the cross are almost united, the two lands meeting in Pisces and a great number punished by the flood. 92   back to top Far distant from his kingdom, sent on a dangerous journey, he will lead a great army and keep it for himself. The king will hold his people captive and hostage, he will plunder the whole country on his return. 93   back to top For seven months, no longer, will he hold the office of prelate, through his death a great schism will arise; for seven months another acts as prelate near Venice, peace and union are reborn. 94   back to top In front of the lake where the dearest one was destroyed for seven months and his army routed; Spaniards will be devastating by means of Alba, through delay in giving battle, loss. 95   back to top The seducer will be placed in a ditch and will be tied up for some time. The scholar joins the chief with his cross. The sharp right will draw the contented ones. 96   back to top The sterile synagogue without any fruit, will be received by the infidels, the daughter of the persecuted (man) of Babylon, miserable and sad, they will clip her wings. 97   back to top At the end of the Var the great powers change; near the bank three beautiful children are born. Ruin to the people when they are of age; in the country the kingdom is seen to grow and change more. 98   back to top Of the church men the blood will be poured forth as abundant as water in (amount); for a long time it will not be restrained, woe, woe, for the clergy ruin and grief. 99   back to top Through the power of three temporal kings, the sacred seat will be put in another place, where the substance of the body and the spirit will be restored and received as the true seat. 100   back to top By the great number of tears shed, from top to bottom and from the bottom to the very top, a life is lost through a game with too much faith, to die of thirst through a great deficiency.

Quatrains - Century IX

1   back to top In the house of the translator of Bourg, The letters will be found on the table, One-eyed, red-haired, white, hoary-headed will hold the course, Which will change for the new Constable. 2   back to top From the top of the Aventine hill a voice heard, Be gone, be gone all of you on both sides: The anger will be appeased by the blood of the red ones, From Rimini and Prato, the Colonna expelled. 3   back to top The "great cow" at Racenna in great trouble, Led by fifteen shut up at Fornase: At Rome there will be born two double-headed monsters, Blood, fire, flood, the greatest ones in space. 4   back to top The following year discoveries through flood, Two chiefs elected, the first one will not hold: The refuge for the one of them fleeing a shadow, The house of which will maintain the first one plundered. 5   back to top The third toe will seem first To a new monarch from low high, He who will possess himself as a Tyrant of Pisa and Lucca, To correct the fault of his predecessor. 6   back to top An infinity of Englishmen in Guienne Will settle under the name of Anglaquitaine: In Languedoc, Ispalme, Bordelais, Which they will name after Barboxitaine. 7   back to top He who will open the tomb found, And will come to close it promptly, Evil will come to him, and one will be unable to prove, If it would be better to be a Breton or Norman King. 8   back to top The younger son made King will put his father to death, After the conflict very dishonest death: Inscription found, suspicion will bring remorse, When the wolf driven out lies down ion the bedstead. 9   back to top When the lamp burning with inextinguishable fire Will be found in the temple of the Vestals: Child found in fire, water passing through the sieve: To perish in water Nîmes, Toulouse the markets to fall. 10   back to top The child of a monk and nun exposed to death, To die through a she-bear, and carried off by a boar, The army will be camped by Foix and Pamiers, Against Toulouse Carcassonne the harbinger to form. 11   back to top Wrongly will they come to put the just one to death, In public and in the middle extinguished: So great a pestilence will come to arise in this place, That the judges will be forced to flee. 12   back to top So much silver of Diana and Mercury, The images will be found in the lake: The sculptor looking for new clay, He and his followers will be steeped in gold. 13   back to top The exiles around Sologne, Led by night to march into Auxois, Two of Modena for Bologna cruel, Placed discovered by the fire of Buzanais. 14   back to top Dyers' caldrons put on the flat surface, Wine, honey and oil, and built over furnaces: They will be immersed, innocent, pronounced malefactors, Seven of Bordeaux smoke still in the cannon. 15   back to top Near Perpignan the red ones detained, Those of the middle completely ruined led far off: Three cut in pieces, and five badly supported, For the Lord and Prelate of Burgundy. 16   back to top Out of Castelfranco will come the assembly, The ambassador not agreeable will cause a schism: Those of Riviera will be in the squabble, And they will refuse entry to the great gulf. 17   back to top The third one first does worse than Nero, How much human blood to flow, valiant, be gone: He will cause the furnace to be rebuilt, Golden Age dead, new King great scandal. 18   back to top The lily of the Dauphin will reach into Nancy, As far as Flanders the Elector of the Empire: New confinement for the great Montmorency, Outside proven places delivered to celebrated punishment. 19   back to top In the middle of the forest of Mayenne, Lightning will fall, the Sun in Leo: The great bastard issued from the great one Maine, On this day a point will enter the blood of Fougères. 20   back to top By night will come through the forest of Reines, Two couples roundabout route Queen the white stone, The monk king in gray in Varennes: Elected Capet causes tempest, fire, blood, slice. 21   back to top At the tall temple of Saint-Solenne at Blois, Night Loire bridge, Prelate, King killing outright: Crushing victory in the marshes of the pond, Whence prelacy of whites miscarrying. 22   back to top The King and his court in the place of cunning tongue, Within the temple facing the palace: In the garden the Duke of Mantua and Alba, Alba and Mantua dagger tongue and palace. 23   back to top The younger son playing outdoors under the arbor, The top of the roof in the middle on his head, The father King in the temple of Saint-Solonne, Sacrificing he will consecrate festival smoke. 24   back to top Upon the palace at the balcony of the windows, The two little royal ones will be carried off: To pass Orléans, Paris, abbey of Saint-Denis, Nun, wicked ones to swallow green pits. 25   back to top Crossing the bridges to come near the Roisiers, Sooner than he thought, he arrived late. The new Spaniards will come to Béziers, So that this chase will break the enterprise. 26   back to top Departed by the bitter letters the surname of Nice, The great Cappe will present something, not his own; Near Voltai at the wall of the green columns, After Piombino the wind in good earnest. 27   back to top The forester, the wind will be close around the bridge, Received highly, he will strike the Dauphin. The old craftsman will pass through the woods in a company, Going far beyond the right borders of the Duke. 28   back to top The Allied fleet from the port of Marseilles, In Venice harbor to march against Hungary. To leave from the gulf and the bay of Illyria, Devastation in Sicily, for the Ligurians, cannon shot. 29   back to top When the man will give way to none, Will wish to abandon a place taken, yet not taken; Ship afire through the swamps, bitumen at Charlieu, St. Quintin and Calais will be recaptured. 30   back to top At the port of Pola and of San Nicolo, A Normand will punish in the Gulf of Quarnero: Capet to cry alas in the streets of Byzantium, Help from Cadiz and the great Philip. 31   back to top The tin island of St. George half sunk; Drowsy with peace, war will arise, At Easter in the temple abysses opened. 32   back to top A deep column of fine porphyry is found, Inscriptions of the Capitol under the base; Bones, twisted hair, the Roman strength tried, The fleet is stirred at the harbor of Mitylene. 33   back to top Hercules King of Rome and of "Annemark," With the surname of the chief of triple Gaul, Italy and the one of St. Mark to tremble, First monarch renowned above all. 34   back to top The single part afflicted will be mitered, Return conflict to pass over the tile: For five hundred one to betray will be titled Narbonne and Salces we have oil for knives. 35   back to top And fair Ferdinand will be detached, To abandon the flower, to follow the Macedonian: In the great pinch his course will fail, And he will march against the Myrmidons. 36   back to top A great King taken by the hands of a young man, Not far from Easter confusion knife thrust: Everlasting captive times what lightning on the top, When three brothers will wound each other and murder. 37   back to top Bridge and mills overturned in December, The Garonne will rise to a very high place: Walls, edifices, Toulouse overturned, So that none will know his place like a matron. 38   back to top The entry at Blaye for La Rochelle and the English, The great Macedonian will pass beyond: Not far from Agen will wait the Gaul, Narbonne help beguiled through conversation. 39   back to top In Albisola to Veront and Carcara, Led by night to seize Savona: The quick Gascon La Turbie and L'Escarène: Behind the wall old and new palace to seize. 40   back to top Near Saint-Quintin in the forest deceived, In the Abbey the Flemish will be cut up: The two younger sons half-stunned by blows, The rest crushed and the guard all cut to pieces. 41   back to top The great "Chyren" will seize Avignon, From Rome letters in honey full of bitterness: Letter and embassy to leave from Chanignon, Carpentras taken by a black duke with a red feather. 42   back to top From Barcelona, from Genoa and Venice, From Sicily pestilence Monaco joined: They will take their aim against the Barbarian fleet, Barbarian driven 'way back as far as Tunis. 43   back to top On the point of landing the Crusader army Will be ambushed by the Ishmaelites, Struck from all sides by the ship Impetuosity, Rapidly attacked by ten elite galleys. 44   back to top Leave, leave Geneva every last one of you, Saturn will be converted from gold to iron, Raypoz will exterminate all who oppose him, Before the coming the sky will show signs. 45   back to top None will remain to ask, Great Mendosus will obtain his dominion: Far from the court he will cause to be countermanded Piedmont, Picardy, Paris, Tuscany the worst. 46   back to top Be gone, flee from Toulouse ye red ones, For the sacrifice to make expiation: The chief cause of the evil under the shade of pumpkins: Dead to strangle carnal prognostication. 47   back to top The undersigned to an infamous deliverance, And having contrary advice from the multitude: Monarch changes put in danger over thought, Shut up in a cage they will see each other face to face. 48   back to top The great city of the maritime Ocean, Surrounded by a crystalline swamp: In the winter solstice and the spring, It will be tried by frightful wind. 49   back to top Ghent and Brussels will march against Antwerp, The Senate of London will put to death their King: Salt and wine will overthrow him, To have them the realm turned upside down. 50   back to top Mendosus will soon come to his high realm, Putting behind a little the Lorrainers: The pale red one, the male in the interregnum, The fearful youth and Barbaric terror. 51   back to top Against the red ones sects will conspire, Fire, water, steel, rope through peace will weaken: On the point of dying those who will plot, Except one who above all the world will ruin. 52   back to top Peace is nigh on one side, and war, Never was the pursuit of it so great: To bemoan men, women innocent blood on the land, And this will be throughout all France. 53   back to top The young Nero in the three chimneys Will cause live pages to be thrown to burn: Happy those who will be far away from such practices, Three of his blood will have him ambushed to death. 54   back to top There will arrive at Porto Corsini, Near Ravenna, he who will plunder the lady: In the deep sea legate from Lisbon, Hidden under a rock they will carry off seventy souls. 55   back to top The horrible war which is being prepared in the West, The following year will come the pestilence So very horrible that young, old, nor beast, Blood, fire Mercury, Mars, Jupiter in France. 56   back to top The army near Houdan will pass Goussainville, And at Maiotes it will leave its mark: In an instant more than a thousand will be converted, Looking for the two to put them back in chain and firewood. 57   back to top In the place of Drux a King will rest, And will look for a law changing Anathema: While the sky will thunder so very loudly, New entry the King will kill himself. 58   back to top On the left side at the spot of Vitry, The three red ones of France will be awaited: All felled red, black one not murdered, By the Bretons restored to safety. 59   back to top At La Ferté-Vidame he will seize, Nicholas held red who had produced his life: The great Louise who will act secretly one will be born, Giving Burgundy to the Bretons through envy. 60   back to top Conflict Barbarian in the black Headdress, Blood shed, Dalmatia to tremble: Great Ishmael will set up his promontory, Frogs to tremble Lusitania aid. 61   back to top The plunder made upon the marine coast, In Cittanova and relatives brought forward: Several of Malta through the deed of Messina Will be closely confined poorly rewarded. 62   back to top To the great one of Ceramon-agora, The crusaders will all be attached by rank, The long-lasting Opium and Mandrake, The Raugon will be released on the third of October. 63   back to top Complaints and tears, cries and great howls, Near Narbonne at Bayonne and in Foix: Oh, what horrible calamities and changes, Before Mars has made several revolutions. 64   back to top The Macedonian to pass the Pyrenees mountains, In March Narbonne will not offer resistance: By land and sea he will carry on very great intrigue, Capetian having no land safe for residence. 65   back to top He will come to go into the corner of Luna, Where he will be captured and put in a strange land: The unripe fruits will be the subject of great scandal, Great blame, to one great praise. 66   back to top There will be peace, union and change, Estates, offices, low high and high very low: To prepare a trip, the first offspring torment, War to cease, civil process, debates. 67   back to top From the height of the mountains around the Isère, One hundred assembled at the haven in the rock Valence: From Châteauneuf, Pierrelatte, in Donzère, Against Crest, Romans, faith assembled. 68   back to top The noble of Mount Aymar will be made obscure, The evil will come at the junction of the Saône and Rhône: Soldiers hidden in the woods on Lucy's day, Never was there so horrible a throne. 69   back to top One the mountain of Saint-Bel and L'Arbresle The proud one of Grenoble will be hidden: Beyond Lyons and Vienne on them a very great hail, Lobster on the land not a third thereof will remain. 70   back to top Sharp weapons hidden in the torches. In Lyons, the day of the Sacrament, Those of Vienne will all be cut to pieces, By the Latin Cantons Mâcon does not lie. 71   back to top At the holy places animals seen with hair, With him who will not dare the day: At Carcassonne propitious for disgrace, He will be set for a more ample stay. 72   back to top Again will the holy temples be polluted, And plundered by the Senate of Toulouse: Saturn two three cycles completed, In April, May, people of new leaven. 73   back to top The Blue Turban King entered into Foix, And he will reign less than an evolution of Saturn: The White Turban King Byzantium heart banished, Sun, Mars and Mercury near Aquarius. 74   back to top In the city of Fertsod homicide, Deed, and deed many oxen plowing no sacrifice: Return again to the honors of Artemis, And to Vulcan bodies dead ones to bury. 75   back to top From Ambracia and the country of Thrace People by sea, evil and help from the Gauls: In Provence the perpetual trace, With vestiges of their custom and laws. 76   back to top With the rapacious and blood-thirsty king, Issued from the pallet of the inhuman Nero: Between two rivers military hand left, He will be murdered by Young Baldy. 77   back to top The realm taken the King will conspire, The lady taken to death ones sworn by lot: They will refuse life to the Queen and son, And the mistress at the fort of the wife. 78   back to top The Greek lady of ugly beauty, Made happy by countless suitors: Transferred out to the Spanish realm, Taken captive to die a miserable death. 79   back to top The chief of the fleet through deceit and trickery Will make the timid ones come out of their galleys: Come out, murdered, the chief renouncer of chrism, Then through ambush they will pay him his wages. 80   back to top The Duke will want to exterminate his followers, He will send the strongest ones to strange places: Through tyranny to ruin Pisa and Lucca, Then the Barbarians will gather the grapes without vine. 81   back to top The crafty King will understand his snares, Enemies to assail from three sides: A strange number tears from hoods, The grandeur of the translator will come to fail. 82   back to top By the flood and fierce pestilence, The great city for long besieged: The sentry and guard dead by hand, Sudden capture but none wronged. 83   back to top Sun twentieth of Taurus the earth will tremble very mightily, It will ruin the great theater filled: To darken and trouble air, sky and land, Then the infidel will call upon God and saints. 84   back to top The King exposed will complete the slaughter, After having discovered his origin: Torrent to open the tomb of marble and lead, Of a great Roman with Medusine device. 85   back to top To pass Guienne, Languedoc and the Rhône, From Agen holding Marmande and La Réole: To open through faith the wall, Marseilles will hold its throne, Conflict near Saint-Paul-de-Mausole. 86   back to top From Bourg-la-Reine they will come straight to Chartres, And near Pont d'Antony they will pause: Seven crafty as Martens for peace, Paris closed by an army they will enter. 87   back to top In the forest cleared of the Tuft, By the hermitage will be placed the temple: The Duke of Étampes through the ruse he invented Will teach a lesson to the prelate of Montlhéry. 88   back to top Calais, Arras, help to Thérouanne, Peace and semblance the spy will simulate: The soldiery of Savoy to descend by Roanne, People who would end the rout deterred. 89   back to top For seven years fortune will favor Philip, He will beat down again the exertions of the Arabs: Then at his noon perplexing contrary affair, Young Ogmios will destroy his stronghold. 90   back to top A captain of Great Germany Will come to deliver through false help To the King of Kings the support of Pannonia, So that his revolt will cause a great flow of blood. 91   back to top The horrible plague Perinthus and Nicopolis, The Peninsula and Macedonia will it fall upon: It will devastate Thessaly and Amphipolis, An unknown evil, and from Anthony refusal. 92   back to top The King will want to enter the new city, Through its enemies they will come to subdue it: Captive free falsely to speak and act, King to be outside, he will keep far from the enemy. 93   back to top The enemies very far from the fort, The bastion brought by wagons: Above the walls of Bourges crumbled, When Hercules the Macedonian will strike. 94   back to top Weak galleys will be joined together, False enemies the strongest on the rampart: Weak ones assailed Bratislava trembles, Lübeck and Meissen will take the barbarian side. 95   back to top The newly made one will lead the army, Almost cut off up to near the bank: Help from the Milanais elite straining, The Duke deprived of his eyes in Milan in an iron cage. 96   back to top The army denied entry to the city, The Duke will enter through persuasion: The army led secretly to the weak gates, They will put it to fire and sword, effusion of blood. 97   back to top The forces of the sea divided into three parts, The second one will run out of supplies, In despair looking for the Elysian Fields, The first ones to enter the breach will obtain the victory. 98   back to top Those afflicted through the fault of a single one stained, The transgressor in the opposite party: He will send word to those of Lyons that compelled They be to deliver the great chief of Molite. 99   back to top The "Aquilon" Wind will cause the siege to be raised, Over the walls to throw ashes, lime and dust: Through rain afterwards, which will do them much worse, Last help against their frontier. 100   back to top Naval battle night will be overcome, Fire in the ships to the West ruin: New trick, the great ship colored, Anger to the vanquished, and victory in a drizzle.

Quatrains - Century X

1   back to top To the enemy, the enemy faith promised Will not be kept, the captives retained: One near death captured, and the remainder in their shirts, The remainder damned for being supported. 2   back to top The ship's veil will hide the sail galley, The great fleet will come the lesser one to go out: Ten ships near will turn to drive it back, The great one conquered the united ones to join to itself. 3   back to top After that five will not put out the flock, A fugitive for Penelon he will turn loose: To murmur falsely then help to come, The chief will then abandon the siege. 4   back to top At midnight the leader of the army Will save himself, suddenly vanished: Seven years later his reputation unblemished, To his return they will never say yes. 5   back to top Albi and Castres will form a new league, Nine Arians Lisbon and the Portuguese: Carcassonne and Toulouse will end their intrigue, When the chief new monster from the Lauraguais. 6   back to top The Gardon will flood Nîmes so high That they will believe Deucalion reborn: Into the colossus the greater part will flee, Vesta tomb fire to appear extinguished. 7   back to top The great conflict that they are preparing for Nancy, The Macedonian will say I subjugate all: The British Isle in anxiety over wine and salt, "Hem. mi." Philip two Metz will not hold for long. 8   back to top With forefinger and thumb he will moisten the forehead, The Count of Senigallia to his own son: The Venus through several of thin forehead, Three in seven days wounded dead. 9   back to top In the Castle of Figueras on a misty day A sovereign prince will be born of an infamous woman: Surname of breeches on the ground will make him posthumous, Never was there a King so very bad in his province. 10   back to top Stained with murder and enormous adulteries, Great enemy of the entire human race: One who will be worse than his grandfathers, uncles or fathers, In steel, fire, waters, bloody and inhuman. 11   back to top At the dangerous passage below Junquera, The posthumous one will have his band cross: To pass the Pyrenees mountains without his baggage, From Perpignan the duke will hasten to Tende. 12   back to top Elected Pope, as elected he will be mocked, Suddenly unexpectedly moved prompt and timid: Through too much goodness and kindness provoked to die, Fear extinguished guides the night of his death. 13   back to top Beneath the food of ruminating animals, led by them to the belly of the fodder city: Soldiers hidden, their arms making a noise, Tried not far from the city of Antibes. 14   back to top Urnel Vaucile without a purpose on his own, Bold, timid, through fear overcome and captured: Accompanied by several pale whores, Convinced in the Carthusian convent at Barcelona. 15   back to top Father duke old in years and choked by thirst, On his last day his don denying him the jug: Into the well plunged alive he will come up dead, Senate to the thread death long and light. 16   back to top Happy in the realm of France, happy in life, Ignorant of blood, death, fury and plunder: For a flattering name he will be envied, A concealed King, too much faith in the kitchen. 17   back to top The convict Queen seeing her daughter pale, Because of a sorrow locked up in her breast: Lamentable cries will come then from Angouleme, And the marriage of the first cousin impeded. 18   back to top The house of Lorraine will make way for Vendome, The high put low, and the low put high: The son of Mammon will be elected in Rome, And the two great ones will be put at a loss. 19   back to top The day that she will be hailed as Queen, The day after the benediction the prayer: The reckoning is right and valid, Once humble never was one so proud. 20   back to top All the friend who will have belonged to the party, For the rude in letters put to death and plundered: Property up for sale at fixed price the great one annihilated. Never were the Roman people so wronged. 21   back to top Through the spite of the King supporting the lesser one, He will be murdered presenting the jewels to him: The father wishing to impress nobility on the son Does as the Magi did of yore in Persia. 22 For not wishing to consent to the divorce, Which then afterwards will be recognized as unworthy: The King of the Isles will be driven out by force, In his place put one who will have no mark of a king. 23   back to top The remonstrances made to the ungrateful people, Thereupon the army will seize Antibes: The complaints will place Monace in the arch, And at Fréjus the one will take the shore from the other 24   back to top The captive prince conquered in Italy Will pass Genoa by sea as far as Marseilles: Through great exertion by the foreigners overcome, Safe from gunshot, barrel of bee's liquor. 25 Through the Ebro to open the passage of Bisanne, Very far away will the Tagus make a demonstration: In Pelligouxe will the outrage be committed, By the great lady seated in the orchestra. 26 The successor will avenge his brother-in-law, To occupy the realm under the shadow of vengeance: Obstacle slain his blood for the death blame, For a long time will Brittany hold with France. 27   back to top Through the fifth one and a great Hercules They will come to open the temple by hand of war: One Clement, Julius and Ascanius set back, The sword, key, eagle, never was there such a great animosity. 28   back to top Second and third which make prime music By the King to be sublimated in honor: Through the fat and the thin almost emaciated, By the false report of Venus to be debased. 29   back to top In a cave of Saint-Paul-de-Mausole a goat Hidden and seized pulled out by the beard: Led captive like a mastiff beast By the Bigorre people brought to near Tarbes. 30   back to top Nephew and blood of the new saint come, Through the surname he will sustain arches and roof: They will be driven out put to death chased nude, Into red and black will they convert their green. 31   back to top The Holy Empire will come into Germany, The Ishmaelites will find open places: The asses will want also Carmania, The supporters all covered by earth. 32   back to top The great empire, everyone would be of it, One will come to obtain it over the others: But his realm and state will be of short duration, Two years will he be able to maintain himself on the sea. 33   back to top The cruel faction in the long robe Will come to hide under the sharp daggers: The Duke to seize Florence and the diphthong place, Its discovery by immature ones and sycophants. 34   back to top The Gaul who will hold the empire through war, He will be betrayed by his minor brother-in-law: He will be drawn by a fierce, prancing horse, The brother will be hated for the deed for a long time 35   back to top The younger son of the king flagrant in burning lust To enjoy his first cousin: Female attire in the Temple of Artemis, Going to be murdered by the unknown one of Maine. 36   back to top Upon the King of the stump speaking of wars, The United Isle will hold him in contempt: For several good years one gnawing and pillaging, Through tyranny in the isle esteem changing. 37   back to top The great assembly near the Lake of Bourget, They will meet near Montmelian: Going beyond the thoughtful ones will draw up a plan, Chambéry, Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, Saint-Julien combat. 38   back to top Sprightly love lays the siege not far, The garrisons will be at the barbarian saint: The Orsini and Adria will provide a guarantee for the Gauls, For fear delivered by the army to the Grisons. 39   back to top First son, widow, unfortunate marriage, Without any children two Isles in discord: Before eighteen, incompetent age, For the other one the betrothal will take place while younger. 40   back to top The young heir to the British realm, Whom his dying father will have recommended: The latter dead Lonole will dispute with him, And from the son the realm demanded. 41   back to top On the boundary of Caussade and Caylus, Not at all far from the bottom of the valley: Music from Villefranche to the sound of lutes, Encompassed by cymbals and great stringing. 42   back to top The humane realm of Anglican offspring, It will cause its realm to hold to peace and union: War half-captive in its enclosure, For long will it cause them to maintain peace. 43   back to top Too much good times, too much of royal goodness, Ones made and unmade, quick, sudden, neglectful: Lightly will he believe falsely of his loyal wife, He put to death through his benevolence. 44   back to top When a King will be against his people, A native of Blois will subjugate the Ligurians, Memel, Cordoba and the Dalmatians, Of the seven then the shadow to the King, New Year's money and ghosts. 45   back to top The shadow of the realm of Navarre untrue, It will make his life one of fate unlawful: The vow made in Cambrai wavering, King Orléans will give a lawful wall. 46   back to top In life, fate and death a sordid, unworthy man of gold, He will not be a new Elector of Saxony: From Brunswick he will send for a sign of love, The false seducer delivering it to the people. 47   back to top At the Garland lady of the town of Burgos, They will impose for the treason committed: The great prelate of Leon through Formande, Undone by false pilgrims and ravishers. 48   back to top Banners of the deepest part of Spain, Coming out from the tip and ends of Europe: Troubles passing near the bridge of Laigne, Its great army will be routed by a band. 49   back to top Garden of the world near the new city, In the path of the hollow mountains: It will be seized and plunged into the Tub, Forced to drink waters poisoned by sulfur. 50   back to top The Meuse by day in the land of Luxembourg, It will find Saturn and three in the urn: Mountain and plain, town, city and borough, Flood in Lorraine, betrayed by the great urn. 51   back to top Some of the lowest places of the land of Lorraine Will be united with the Low Germans: Through those of the see Picards, Normans, those of Main, And they will be joined to the cantons. 52   back to top At the place where the Lys and the Scheldt unite, The nuptials will be arranged for a long time: At the place in Antwerp where they carry the chaff, Young old age wife undefiled. 53   back to top The three concubines will fight each other for a long time, The greatest one the least will remain to watch: The great Selin will no longer be her patron, She will call him fire shield white route. 54   back to top She born in this world of a furtive concubine, At two raised high by the sad news: She will be taken captive by her enemies, And brought to Malines and Brussels. 55   back to top The unfortunate nuptials will be celebrated In great joy but the end unhappy: Husband and mother will slight the daughter-in-law, The Apollo dead and the daughter-in-law more pitiful. 56   back to top The royal prelate his bowing too low, A great flow of blood will come out of his mouth: The Anglican realm a realm pulled out of danger, For long dead as a stump alive in Tunis. 57   back to top The uplifted one will not know his scepter, He will disgrace the young children of the greatest ones: Never was there a more filthy and cruel being, For their wives the king will banish them to death. 58   back to top In the time of mourning the feline monarch Will make war upon the young Macedonian: Gaul to shake, the bark to be in jeopardy, Marseilles to be tried in the West a talk. 59 Within Lyons twenty-five of one mind, Five citizens, Germans, Bressans, Latins: Under a noble one they will lead a long train, And discovered by barks of mastiffs. 60   back to top I weep for Nice, Monaco, Pisa, Genoa, Savona, Siena, Capua, Modena, Malta: For the above blood and sword for a New Year's gift, Fire, the earth will tremble, water an unhappy reluctance. 61   back to top Betta, Vienna, Emorte, Sopron, They will want to deliver Pannonia to the Barbarians: Enormous violence through pike and fire, The conspirators discovered by a matron. 62   back to top Near "Sorbia" to assail Hungary, The herald of "Brudes" will come to warn them: Byzantine chief, Salona of Slavonia, He will come to convert them to the law of the Arabs. 63   back to top Cydonia, Ragusa, the city of St. Jerome, With healing help to grow green again: The King's son dead because of the death of two heroes, Araby and Hungary will take the same course. 64   back to top Weep Milan, weep Lucca and Florence, As your great Duke climbs into the chariot: The see to change it advances to near Venice, When at Rome the Colonna will change. 65   back to top O vast Rome, thy ruin approaches, Not of thy walls, of thy blood and substance: The one harsh in letters will make a very horrible notch, Pointed steel driven into all up to the hilt. 66   back to top The chief of London through the realm of America, The Isle of Scotland will be tried by frost: King and Reb will face an Antichrist so false, That he will place them in the conflict all together. 67   back to top A very mighty trembling in the month of May, Saturn in Capricorn, Jupiter and Mercury in Taurus: Venus also, Cancer, Mars in Virgo, Hail will fall larger than an egg. 68   back to top The army of the sea will stand before the city, Then it will leave without making a long passage: A great flock of citizens will be seized on land, Fleet to return to seize it great robbery. 69   back to top The shining deed of the old one exalted anew, Through the South and Aquilon they will be very great: Raised by his own sister great crowds, Fleeing, murdered in the thicket of Ambellon. 70   back to top Through an object the eye will swell very much, Burning so much that the snow will fall: The fields watered will come to shrink, As the primate succumbs at Reggio. 71   back to top The earth and air will freeze a very great sea, When they will come to venerate Thursday: That which will be never was it so fair, From the four parts they will come to honor it. 72   back to top The year 1999, seventh month, From the sky will come a great King of Terror: To bring back to life the great King of the Mongols, Before and after Mars to reign by good luck. 73   back to top The present time together with the past Will be judged by the great Joker: The world too late will be tired of him, And through the clergy oath-taker disloyal. 74   back to top The year of the great seventh number accomplished, It will appear at the time of the games of slaughter: Not far from the great millennial age, When the buried will go out from their tombs. 75   back to top Long awaited he will never return In Europe, he will appear in Asia: One of the league issued from the great Hermes, And he will grow over all the Kings of the East. 76   back to top The great Senate will ordain the triumph For one who afterwards will be vanquished, driven out: At the sound of the trumpet of his adherents there will be Put up for sale their possessions, enemies expelled. 77   back to top Thirty adherents of the order of Quirites Banished, their possessions given their adversaries: All their benefits will be taken as misdeeds, Fleet dispersed, delivered to the Corsairs. 78   back to top Sudden joy to sudden sadness, It will occur at Rome for the graces embraced: Grief, cries, tears, weeping, blood, excellent mirth, Contrary bands surprised and trussed up. 79   back to top The old roads will all be improved, One will proceed on them to the modern Memphis: The great Mercury of Hercules fleur-de-lis, Causing to tremble lands, sea and country. 80   back to top In the realm the great one of the great realm reigning, Through force of arms the great gates of brass He will cause to open, the King and Duke joining, Fort demolished, ship to the bottom, day serene. 81   back to top A treasure placed in a temple by Hesperian citizens, Therein withdrawn to a secret place: The hungry bonds to open the temple, Retaken, ravished, a horrible prey in the midst. 82   back to top Cries, weeping, tears will come with knives, Seeming to flee, they will deliver a final attack, Parks around to set up high platforms, The living pushed back and murdered instantly. 83   back to top The signal to give battle will not be given, They will be obliged to go out of the park: The banner around Ghent will be recognized, Of him who will cause all his followers to be put to death. 84   back to top The illegitimate girl so high, high, not low, The late return will make the grieved ones contended: The Reconciled One will not be without debates, In employing and losing all his time. 85   back to top The old tribune on the point of trembling, He will be pressed not to deliver the captive: The will, non-will, speaking the timid evil, To deliver to his friends lawfully. 86   back to top Like a griffin will come the King of Europe, Accompanied by those of Aquilon: He will lead a great troop of red ones and white ones, And they will go against the King of Babylon. 87   back to top A Great King will come to take port near Nice, Thus the death of the great empire will be completed: In Antibes will he place his heifer, The plunder by sea all will vanish. 88   back to top Foot and Horse at the second watch, They will make an entry devastating all by sea: Within the port of Marseilles he will enter, Tears, cries, and blood, never times so bitter. 89   back to top The walls will be converted from brick to marble, Seven and fifty pacific years: Joy to mortals, the aqueduct renewed, Health, abundance of fruits, joy and mellifluous times. 90   back to top A hundred times will the inhuman tyrant die, In his place put one learned and mild, The entire Senate will be under his hand, He will be vexed by a rash scoundrel. 91   back to top In the year 1609, Roman clergy, At the beginning of the year you will hold an election: Of one gray and black issued from Campania, Never was there one so wicked as he. 92   back to top Before his father the child will be killed, The father afterwards between ropes of rushes: The people of Geneva will have exerted themselves, The chief lying in the middle like a log. 93   back to top The new bark will take trips, There and near by they will transfer the Empire: Beaucaire, Arles will retain the hostages, Near by, two columns of Porphyry found. 94   back to top Scorn from Nîmes, from Arles and Vienne, Not to obey the Hesperian edict: To the tormented to condemn the great one, Six escaped in seraphic garb. 95   back to top To the Spains will come a very powerful King, By land and sea subjugating the South: This evil will cause, lowering again the crescent, Clipping the wings of those of Friday. 96   back to top The Religion of the name of the seas will win out Against the sect of the son of Adaluncatif: The stubborn, lamented sect will be afraid Of the two wounded by A and A. 97   back to top Triremes full of captives of every age, Good time for bad, the sweet for the bitter: Prey to the Barbarians hasty they will be too soon, Anxious to see the feather wail in the wind. 98   back to top For the merry maid the bright splendor Will shine no longer, for long will she be without salt: With merchants, bullies, wolves odious, All confusion universal monster. 99   back to top The end of wolf, lion, ox and ass, Timid deer they will be with mastiffs: No longer will the sweet manna fall upon them, More vigilance and watch for the mastiffs. 100   back to top The great empire will be for England, The all-powerful one for more than three hundred years: Great forces to pass by sea and land, The Lusitanians will not be satisfied thereby.

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