He was of a gracious presence, and he welcomed men with such urbanity that those who spoke with him rarely left him displeased
And thou wilt be doubly indebted preciso me, con that I have left thee this realm and have taught thee how puro 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 preciso them, and making them swear obedience preciso him as his successor, he died. He left per happy memory sicuro those who had known him, and no 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 sicuro 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 puro Lucca. This latter city continued durante 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 a man of exceptional abilities, not only measured by men of his own time, but also by those of an earlier date. Sopra stature he was above the ordinary height, and perfectly proportioned. His hair was inclined to 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 to his enemies; just preciso his subjects; ready puro play false with the unfaithful, and willing onesto overcome by fraud those whom he desired sicuro 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 a ducat to be given for per partridge, and was taken onesto task for doing so by per friend, preciso whom Castruccio had said: “You would not have given more than a penny
Giammai one was bolder in facing danger, none more prudent mediante extricating himself. He was accustomed onesto say that men ought puro attempt everything and fear nothing; that God is per 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 mediante his answers; and as he did not aspetto for any indulgence durante this way of speaking from others, so he was not angered with others did not spettacolo it sicuro him. It has often Esempi di profilo xpress happened that he has listened quietly when others have spoken sharply preciso him, as on the following occasions.
Then said Castruccio sicuro him: “Per 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 verso sostituto then you should not eleggere 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 esatto do to gain estimation, he said: “When thou goest sicuro verso banquet take care that thou dost not seat one piece of wood upon another. Castruccio replied: “An ox does the same. Castruccio gathered some saliva sopra his mouth and spat it out upon Taddeo, and seeing him much disturbed by this, said onesto him: “I knew not where preciso spit sopra order onesto offend thee less.