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> The Absinthe Bourgeois Song
post Jul 3 2012, 08:21 PM
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Joan of Arc was murdered in 1431 and Henry was born in 1553. I wonder if there was a statue of Joan at the Tuileries in Henry's time, to which Henry made his proposal (reminds me of a line from a song by Madness: "lovestruck, I've fallen for a lamp post, giving her my utmost, pouring out my deepest feelings"). Henry, apparently a popular man for a king, had the Pont Neuf built, and was also murdered. His killer was pulled apart by horses. Here's Joan in New Orleans:
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Il arrive souvent que les personnes couvertes d’esprit enflamme courent en appelant du secours.
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