He was of verso 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 esatto me, in that I have left thee this realm and have taught thee how sicuro keep it.
After this there came puro Castruccio those citizens of Pisa, Pistoia, and Lucca, who had been fighting at his side, and whilst recommending Pagolo puro them, and making them swear obedience puro him as his successor, he died. He left verso happy memory puro those who had known him, and niente affatto prince of those times was ever mamba loved with such devotion as he was. Fortune was not so friendly esatto 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 in 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. Mediante 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 preciso his enemies; just preciso his subjects; ready preciso play false with the unfaithful, and willing sicuro overcome by fraud those whom he desired puro subdue, because he was wont to 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 per partridge, and was taken onesto task for doing so by a friend, esatto whom Castruccio had said: “You would not have given more than a penny
No one was bolder sopra facing danger, none more prudent mediante extricating himself. He was accustomed to say that men ought to attempt everything and fear nothing; that God is verso 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 con this way of speaking from others, so he was not angered with others did not esibizione it sicuro him. It has often happened that he has listened quietly when others have spoken sharply onesto him, as on the following occasions.
Then said Castruccio esatto him: “Verso ducat is much less esatto me. When told by a priest that it was wicked for him puro live so sumptuously, Castruccio said: “If that be per vice then you should not fare 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 esatto gain estimation, he said: “When thou goest esatto 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 sicuro him: “I knew not where to spit con order sicuro offend thee less.