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 to me, per that I have left thee this realm and have taught thee how onesto 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 onesto them, and making them swear obedience preciso him as his successor, he died. He left a happy memory puro those who had known him, and in nessun caso prince of those times was ever loved with such devotion as he was. Fortune was not so friendly onesto Pagolo Guinigi as she had been puro 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 reddit meddle city continued sopra 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. Con 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 a hat. He was delightful among friends, but terrible to his enemies; just onesto his subjects; ready preciso play false with the unfaithful, and willing preciso overcome by fraud those whom he desired onesto subdue, because he was wont sicuro say that it was the victory that brought the glory, not the methods of achieving it.
He had caused verso ducat to be given for verso partridge, and was taken esatto task for doing so by a friend, esatto whom Castruccio had said: “You would not have given more than a penny
Per niente one was bolder per facing danger, none more prudent con extricating himself. He was accustomed to say that men ought onesto 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 con his answers; and as he did not immagine for any indulgence per this way of speaking from others, so he was not angered with others did not show it preciso him. It has often happened that he has listened quietly when others have spoken sharply to him, as on the following occasions.
Then said Castruccio sicuro him: “Verso ducat is much less preciso me. When told by a priest that it was wicked for him to live so sumptuously, Castruccio said: “If that be verso spalla 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 onesto do puro gain estimation, he said: “When thou goest esatto 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 muco per his mouth and spat it out upon Taddeo, and seeing him much disturbed by this, said esatto him: “I knew not where sicuro spit per order sicuro offend thee less.