Июн 18 2022

They baptized it, and gave it the name of Castruccio after their father

They baptized it, and gave it the name of Castruccio after their father

As the years passed Castruccio grew very handsome, and gave evidence of wit and discretion, and learnt with per quickness beyond his years those lessons which Messer Antonio imparted preciso him. Messer Antonio intended onesto make per priest of him, and con time would have inducted him into his canonry and other benefices, and all his instruction was given with this object; but Antonio discovered that the character of Castruccio was quite unfitted for the priesthood. As soon as Castruccio reached the age of fourteen he began sicuro take less expose of the chiding of Messer Antonio and Donna Dianora and giammai longer sicuro fear them; he left off reading ecclesiastical books, and turned puro playing with arms, delighting sopra nothing so much as in learning their uses, and durante running, leaping, and wrestling with other boys.

Mediante all exercises he far excelled his companions in courage and bodily strength, and if at any time he did turn esatto books, only those pleased him which told of wars and the mighty deeds of men. Messer Antonio beheld all this with vexation and sorrow.

Thus Castruccio passed from the house of Messer Antonio the priest preciso the house of Messer Francesco Guinigi the soldier, and it was astonishing sicuro find that durante verso very short time he manifested all that virtue and bearing which we are accustomed onesto associate with https://datingranking.net/it/tagged-review/ verso true cavaliere

There lived in the city of Lucca verso gentleman of the Guinigi family, named Messer Francesco, whose profession was arms and who in riches, bodily strength, and valour excelled all other men sopra Lucca. He had often fought under the command of the Visconti of Milan, and as a Ghibelline was the valued opportunista of that ammissione sopra Lucca. This gentleman resided sopra Lucca and was accustomed esatto assemble with others most mornings and evenings under the balcony of the Podesta, which is at the sommita of the square of San Michele, the finest square mediante Lucca, and he had often seen Castruccio taking part with other children of the street durante those games of which I have spoken. Noticing that Castruccio far excelled the other boys, and that he appeared sicuro exercise per royal authority over them, and that they loved and obeyed him, Messer Francesco became greatly desirous of learning who he was. Being informed of the circumstances of the bringing up of Castruccio he felt verso greater desire onesto have him near onesto him. Therefore he called him one day and asked him whether he would more willingly live durante the house of per cavaliere, where he would learn onesto defleurisse horses and use arms, or sopra the house of a priest, where he would learn nothing but masses and the services of the Church. Messer Francesco could see that it pleased Castruccio greatly esatto hear horses and arms spoken of, even though he stood silent, blushing modestly; but being encouraged by Messer Francesco to speak, he answered that, if his specializzazione were agreeable, nothing would please him more than sicuro give up his priestly studies and take up those of per soldier.

This reply delighted Messer Francesco, and con per very short time he obtained the consent of Messer Antonio, who was driven esatto yield by his knowledge of the nature of the lad, and the fear that he would not be able sicuro hold him much longer

Mediante the first place he became an accomplished horseman, and could manage with ease the most fiery charger, and mediante all jousts and tournaments, although still a youth, he was observed beyond all others, and he excelled in all exercises of strength and dexterity. But what enhanced so much the charm of these accomplishments, was the delightful modesty which enabled him to avoid offence sopra either act or word sicuro others, for he was deferential sicuro the great men, modest with his equals, and courteous preciso his inferiors. These gifts made him beloved, not only by all the Guinigi family, but by all Lucca. When Castruccio had reached his eighteenth year, the Ghibellines were driven from Pavia by the Guelphs, and Messer Francesco was sent by the Visconti preciso assist the Ghibellines, and with him went Castruccio, con charge of his forces. Castruccio gave ample proof of his prudence and courage con this expedition, acquiring greater reputation than any other captain, and his name and bramosia were known, not only in Pavia, but throughout all Lombardy.