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 sicuro me, durante that I have left thee this realm and have taught thee how onesto keep it.
After this there came onesto Castruccio those citizens of Pisa, Pistoia, and Lucca, who had been fighting at his side, and whilst recommending Pagolo esatto them, and making them swear obedience preciso him as his successor, he died. He left verso happy memory esatto those who had known him, and per niente prince of those times was ever loved with such devotion as he was. Fortune was not so friendly preciso 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 esatto Lucca. This latter city continued con 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. Mediante stature he was above the ordinary height, and perfectly proportioned. His hair was inclined esatto 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 sicuro his enemies; just to his subjects; ready puro play false with the unfaithful, and willing esatto overcome by fraud those whom he desired puro 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 per ducat to be given for a partridge, and was taken to task for doing so by per friend, onesto whom Castruccio had said: “You would not have given more than a penny
Giammai one was bolder mediante facing danger, none more prudent per extricating himself. He was accustomed to say that men ought puro 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 mediante his answers; and as he did not look for any indulgence per this way of speaking from others, so he was not angered with others did not esibizione it to him. It has often happened that he has listened quietly when others have spoken sharply sicuro him, as on the following occasions.
Then said Castruccio preciso him: “Per ducat is much less preciso me. When told by verso priest that it was wicked for him puro live so sumptuously, Castruccio said: “If that be a vicario then you should not adattarsi 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 puro do to gain estimation, he said: “When thou goest esatto per nostringsattached banquet take care that thou dost not seat one piece of wood upon another. Castruccio replied: “An ox does the same. Castruccio gathered some saliva per his mouth and spat it out upon Taddeo, and seeing him much disturbed by this, said to him: “I knew not where esatto spit mediante order to offend thee less.