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The verses herein directly relate to The ALBA(N)(OIS). Characters who are also connected to The ALBA(N)(OIS) are treated separately: see also, Italy, France. Additional verses will be added from time to time, and commentary as fitting based on the feedback received to Nostradamus on The ALBA(N)(OIS).
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Before the lake where the esteemed was cast,
For 7 months, (he) and his army assaulted,
There the Spaniards will be overthrown by the Albanois,
Losing through delay in commencing the battle
Those who hesitate, often lose their advantage, while those who act in haste, and without thinking often have cause for regret. or as, (but in war the delay of a necessary and unavoidable action is deadly to the attacker, and grace to the defender; great is the general who understands war, how terrifying the ones who do not) blood and guts wins battles, gentlemen and officers have little to do with it: but in the end money and politics win wars.
The king and his court in the place of discontented words,
Within the temple face to face (opposite) the palace,
Within the garden, the Duke of Mantor and of Albe,
Albe and Mantor sharp (daggered) words and Palais
This must be a bastardized as Palais ends line 2, as well as 4? I suspect palier, to cloak, hide, cover. Thus, devious words, hidden intensions.
The Shaven ones will be deprived of their weapons,
It will greatly increase their argument:
Father Liberty, deceived by the lighting (speed) of the Albanians, (Albonois),
They will gnaw the sects to the bone.
The French original has 'Pere Liber' (the free father) Liber was a Roman god of grape growing and wine, often associated with the Greek gods, Dionysus and Bacchus: also, associated with Ceres an agricultural, thus mother earth goddess. And also, Libera, who was Liber's female equivalent; in reality, they are gods of harvest and affiliated to the moon and the sign of Libra, thus Liberty.