The Works of Nicholas Machiavel ...: Translated from the Originals; : Illustrated with Notes, Annotations, Dissertations, and Several New Plans on the Art of War,

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T. Davies ... J. Dodsley ... J. Robson ... G. Robinson ... T. Becket ... [and 2 others], 1775 - 10 páginas
 

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Página 41 - Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
Página 64 - To be entitled to the privileges of the jubilee, the bull enjoins fasting, alms, and prayers. It gives the priests a full power to absolve in all cases, even those otherwise reserved to the pope; to make commutations of vows, &c. in which it differs from a plenary indulgence. During the time of jubilee, all other indulgences are suspended.
Página 88 - Nedham, as any to be found; — yet the judicial power is here separated, and the people could so little trust themselves or the anziani with this power, that it was given to foreigners. " 'By such discipline in their civil and military affairs, the Florentines laid the foundation of their liberty; and it is hardly to be conceived, how much strength and authority they acquired in a very short time; for their city not only became the capital of Tuscany, but was reckoned among the principal in Italy;...
Página 126 - Flprentines had been fo liberal in difpofing of themfelves, that they had fometimes conferred their government upon kings, fometimes upon legates, and fometimes upon perfons of much inferior quality ; he thought, if he could reduce them to any extremity, they perhaps would make him their prince : he was very importunate with them to give him the fame command in the city that he had over their army, as he pretended he could not otherwife either require or expect that neceflary obedience which was...
Página 196 - And ftill revolt when truth would fet them free. Licence they mean when they cry Liberty ; For who loves that, muft firft be wife and good; But from that mark how far they rove we fee For all this wafte of wealth, and lofs of blood. XIII. To Mr. H. LA WES on his Airs. Harry, whofe tuneful and well-meafur'd fong Firft taught our Englifh mufic how to fpan Words with juft note and accent, not to fcan With Midas...
Página 171 - Guelphs would then have lived in peace and fecurity : and yet it was not long before they divided into the factions of the Neri and Bianchi. When the Bianchi were, reduced, new commotions arofe, fometimes in favour of the exiles, fometimes betwixt the Nobility and...
Página xxxi - ... the people, many of whom were weary of the Papal sway. But not all these causes combined could produce the Reformation. That was effected by the * In the first book of his History of Florence, after stating how these difficulties had lasted from the days of Theodosius, he adds, " So that all the wars which foreigners afterwards made upon Italy were chiefly owing to the popes ; and most of the several inundations of barbarians that poured themselves into it, were, in a great measure, occasioned...
Página 266 - Once the one was carried away with every rumour, the other put a malicious interpretation upon actions that were doubtful, and always punifhed the evil, but never rewarded the good : fo that if a commander fucceeded in an expedition, he had no praife at all ; if he was guilty of an error, his conduct was cenfured by the generality ; but if he mifcarried, he was fure to be condemned by every one; for in one cafe his own party would envy his fuccefs, and his...
Página 70 - ... juft, reaching only to thofe, who had taken the life of a citizen illegally : whether this was his cafe, or not, was not the point in iflue, but to be the fubje£l of another trial.
Página 294 - had commenced, by grave reflections upon the changes that are incident to all governments : — " They often degenerate into anarchy " and confufion, and from thence emerge again " to good order and regularity. For...

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