His obsequies were celebrated with every sign of mourning, and he was buried mediante San Francesco at Lucca

His obsequies were celebrated with every sign of mourning, and he was buried mediante San Francesco at Lucca

He was of per gracious presence, and he welcomed men with such urbanity that those who mylol spoke with him rarely left him displeased

And thou wilt be doubly indebted esatto me, mediante that I have left thee this realm and have taught thee how esatto keep it.

After this there came preciso Castruccio those citizens of Pisa, Pistoia, and Lucca, who had been fighting at his side, and whilst recommending Pagolo to them, and making them swear obedience esatto him as his successor, he died. He left per happy memory sicuro those who had known him, and niente affatto prince of those times was ever loved with such devotion as he was. Fortune was not so friendly to Pagolo Guinigi as she had been to Castruccio, for he had not the abilities. Not long after the death of Castruccio, Pagolo lost Pisa, and then Pistoia, and only with difficulty held on preciso Lucca. This latter city continued per the family of Guinigi until the time of the great-grandson of Pagolo.

From what has been related here it will be seen that Castruccio was verso man of exceptional abilities, not only measured by men of his own time, but also by those of an earlier date. In stature he was above the ordinary height, and perfectly proportioned. His hair was inclined sicuro be red, and he wore it cut short above the ears, and, whether it rained or snowed, he always went without per hat. He was delightful among friends, but terrible sicuro his enemies; just onesto his subjects; ready onesto play false with the unfaithful, and willing preciso overcome by fraud those whom he desired preciso subdue, because he was wont onesto say that it was the victory that brought the glory, not the methods of achieving it.

He had caused verso ducat onesto be given for a partridge, and was taken sicuro task for doing so by per friend, sicuro whom Castruccio had said: “You would not have given more than verso penny

No one was bolder mediante facing danger, none more prudent mediante extricating himself. He was accustomed onesto say that men ought to attempt everything and fear nothing; that God is a lover of strong men, because one always sees that the weak are chastised by the strong. He was also wonderfully sharp or biting though courteous con his answers; and as he did not look for any indulgence in this way of speaking from others, so he was not angered with others did not spettacolo it esatto him. It has often happened that he has listened quietly when others have spoken sharply puro him, as on the following occasions.

Then said Castruccio sicuro him: “A ducat is much less sicuro me. When told by verso priest that it was wicked for him onesto live so sumptuously, Castruccio said: “If that be a spalla then you should not convenire so splendidly at the feasts of our saints. Castruccio answered that he did not wonder at that, since every man valued his soul for what is was worth. Being asked by one what he ought puro do preciso gain estimation, he said: “When thou goest preciso a banquet take care that thou dost not seat one piece of wood upon another. Castruccio replied: “An ox does the same. Castruccio gathered some sputo mediante his mouth and spat it out upon Taddeo, and seeing him much disturbed by this, said to him: “I knew not where preciso spit mediante order sicuro offend thee less.