Repenting of this step, he subsequently attempted to regain Turin, but was imprisoned in.
A rising was organized for February 1831; but Francis got wind of it, and, repenting of his dangerous dallying with revolution, arrested Menotti and fled to Austrian territory with his prisoner.
He also wrote The Sighs of the Repenting Magdalen and the unfinished tragedy Judith.
Though Depretis, at the end of his life in 1887, showed signs of repenting of the confusion thus created, he had established a parliamentary system destined largely to sterilize and vitiate the political life of Italy.
Then, repenting this ill-judged step, he hurried in person to the French camp at Pietra Santa and humbled himself before the king.