Lucretia Borgia

Lucretia Borgia

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"[...]not to see what duties your offices impose upon you. A cardinal should be above reproach and an example of right living before the eyes of all men, and then we should have just grounds for anger when temporal princes bestow uncomplimentary epithets upon us; when they dispute with us the possession of our property and force us to submit ourselves to their will. Of a truth we inflict these wounds upon ourselves, and we ourselves are the cause of these troubles, since we by our conduct are daily diminishing the authority of the Church. Our punishment for it in this world is dishonor, and in the world to come well deserved torment. May, therefore, your good sense place a restraint on these frivolities, and may you never lose sight of your dignity; then people will not call you a vain gallant among men. If this occurs again we shall be compelled to show that it was contrary to our[...]."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 15.24mm | 458.13g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507679122
  • 9781507679128

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138 ratings
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2 11% (15)
1 7% (10)
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