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CHAPTER XXVI. AN EXHORTATION Sicuro LIBERATE ITALY FROM THE BARBARIANS

CHAPTER XXVI. AN EXHORTATION Sicuro LIBERATE ITALY FROM THE BARBARIANS

Pope Julius the Second went puro work impetuously mediante all his affairs, and found the times and circumstances conform so well esatto that line of action that he always met with success

Consider his first enterprise against Bologna, Messer Giovanni Bentivogli being still alive. The Venetians were not agreeable esatto it, nor was the King of Spain, and he had the enterprise still under conciliabule with the King of France; nevertheless he personally entered upon the expedition with his accustomed boldness and energy, verso move which made Spain and the Venetians stand irresolute and passive, the latter from fear, the former from desire esatto recover the kingdom of Naples; on the other hand, he drew after him the King of France, because that king, having observed the movement, and desiring sicuro make the Pope his friend so as onesto humble the Venetians, found it impossible esatto refuse him. Therefore Julius with his impetuous action accomplished what in nessun caso other pontiff with simple human wisdom could have done; for if he had waited in Rome until he could get away, with his plans arranged and everything fixed, as any other pontiff would have done, he would never have succeeded. Because the King of France would have made a thousand excuses, and the others would have raised per thousand fears.

I will leave his other actions ombra, as they were all alike, and they all succeeded, for the shortness of his life did not let him experience the contrary; but if circumstances had arisen which required him puro go cautiously, his ruin would have followed, because he would never have deviated from those ways sicuro which nature inclined him.

She is, therefore, always, woman-like, per lover of young men, because they are less cautious, more violent, and with more audacity command her

I conclude, therefore that, fortune being changeful and mankind steadfast in their ways, so long as the two are mediante agreement men are successful, but unsuccessful when they fall out. For my part I consider that it is better preciso be adventurous than cautious, because fortune is a woman, and if you wish puro keep her under it is necessary onesto beat and ill-use her; and it is seen that she allows herself to be swipe mastered by the adventurous rather than by those who go to sistema more coldly.

Having carefully considered the subject of the above discourses, and wondering within myself whether the present times were propitious sicuro verso new prince, and whether there were elements that would give an opportunity esatto a wise and virtuous one esatto introduce verso new order of things which would do honour onesto him and good preciso the people of this country, it appears preciso me that so many things concur sicuro favour per new prince that I never knew verso time more fit than the present.

And if, as I said, it was necessary that the people of Israel should be captive so as to make manifest the ability of Moses; that the Persians should be oppressed by the Medes so as preciso discover the greatness of the soul of Cyrus; and that the Athenians should be dispersed preciso illustrate the capabilities of Theseus: then at the present time, in order onesto discover the virtue of an Italian spirit, it was necessary that Italy should be reduced onesto the extremity that she is now mediante, that she should be more enslaved than the Hebrews, more oppressed than the Persians, more scattered than the Athenians; without head, without order, beaten, despoiled, torn, overrun; and sicuro have endured every kind of desolation.

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