A public domam book is one that was never subject to copyright or whose legal copyright tenn has expired. QM.' The festivities held at the Capitol in honour of Giuli- ^ Cn J^ht OD, vol v., pp, ij6, 217. Now that the humiliated Frcnchmf^n had bfrcn expelled from It^ilian soil.
Whelhera book is in the public domain may vary country to country. I.,rxd]d not inlcffd lopur Mif them wtt)i the unreason- ing rancour of his fiery predecessor; on the contrary, die Pope was secretly meditating; to make some use of the defeated nation (or his cherished object of ridding Italy equally of the lavourcd Spaniards.
Leo X,, with a genial smile upon his face, pursued his ends by an elabor- ate system of mine and oountermine." ^ In accordance with this decp-lmd plan of family ag^ftandl Hcment, which during the next six years gives the key-note to all his policy both at home aiul jibro Hd,' Leo's first seep was to create the easy-giwug Giuliano de Medici Gonfalionere of the Church, and to nominate, hb young nephew Lorcnj:o governor of Florence ii MBDICEAN AMBITION US Gikili Aiio's stc Ad For ihe i:ducation and guidance of this youth of twenty summers there had rctently bceii drawn up a manual of statecraft, b^ed on the well-known tenets of the Magnificent and approved, if indeed it were not actually composed, by the Pontiff himself, »o as to ifftch the heir of the family all the devices ncccrssary to the ru|»rr mainteii Aiiec f a Medicr^n dt^pcitixm in the city without offuring open violence to the old rqniblican forms. At the suggestion of Leo htm- jsclf the dty of Rome now proposed to do honour to the Pope's brother, and arrangements on a most lavish scale were made to promote him to the honorary rark of a Roman pairidan in September^ ' of Rome, was borne on the fihoulders of a giant to Giul Janos chair to thunk him for the gracious condescension wherewith he had accepted Ihc late homage of the imperial city.
"was now abandoned for one more in the temper of the age. )' pre- ferred to keqp near his own person in Rome, pctrtly out of tfic genuine affection he bore to his younger brother, but partly also, prrhaps, bcciiusc he had ^^ood reason to fe AT the j Mts-sihti^ (^fff^Ls of Giuliano's liberal views and Bimple nature in his dealings with the fickle and turbulent [population of Florence.
The uncertainties oi' the present and the pos:ubilitjes o TI the future prcsc Eitcd therefore a wide field of nperadotts* to a Poniif T, who was eager lo turn every combinationi and every chance in the outside world to the immediate* advantage of hiti own family and to the eventual solidarity ol Italy by means ol the unique powers wherewith he had recently been invested "The vigorous policy of Julius; IL," remarks Bishop Crcighton.
1\ was upon the young princes iherefore ra,ther than upon the old iind passing sovereigns that the leading states- men of the day looked with feeling* of anxiety and hope ;, iheir atientton bring raigrosscd by a cnnteniplation of| the youthful Henry Tudor, of the stripling cousin of the French King, and more particularly of the Archduke Charles, in whom a disproportionate amount of Eurc^ean sovereignty scancd likely to centre at no distant date.
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Google Book Search helps readers discover the world's books while helping authors and publishers reach new audiences. OGMM WOLCOTT [CUi SS OF 1870] Df ICEUOft Y OF EHS FATHEB FOE tra C -nm CHASE Oy HOOKS Qt PUt UA^t XT VALTTE, l UZ PECm DICS 70 D£ ul VKK TO W01K3 OP Bm Ot Yi POLITICAL ECOWOIIY AND SOa OLOOV" ■■i. QUI AD ALTERAM Vt TAU NUPER TRAN5IVIT HUNC DBDICAT LTBRUH AUCTOR MOESTra Slll U3 HCKVII] PREFACE ALTHOUGH the names of the two great a A Popes of the House of Medici loom lai^ in the annals of the Italian Renaissance, yet the private side of their lives and conduct has naturally been dwelt upon with less insistence by the papal historian than the leading part they took in the development of Italian politics or in the course of the Reformation throughout Europe. AND FRAtf CIS 1 336 Frruo by Vaaari in Ikt Pai^t'O Vtccluo, Flttnna. (Quoted ai Pabroni,) William Ro BCoe- Tkt Lift and Pmt^catt a/Lfo X, Bc An's edition, London, 1846. " ' ll^tviiig decided lo seflt the nieri:y nf die Most Christian King, Ll-o proceeded without further delay, in spite of the alarm and opposition of the Roman court, lo arrange for a conference with Francis who, although fully aware of the Popes treachery at Marignano, was mtjst anxious for various rr^asoos to gain the laiiers good-will and alliance- I^te in November, therefore, Leo arrived with an immense retinue outsjdc the walls of Florence on his way northward towards Bologna, the fixed trysting-place of King and Pontift but at the ■ AJb^ri, Ji4/^Uinii Kric A, Kfie t^, vol. So vast was the papal train that the authorities had first removed Ue ou courtyard of the ^tc itself, through which the brilli slow-moving throng passed on St.
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Whether a book is still in copyrighl varies fivim country to counlr\'. On the following day Giorgi was sum- moned to the Vatican, where he was angrily accused by Leo of having openly rejoiced at ihc Jatc iniclligencc, to which the envoy replied wttli an !
Feter't— ^High hopes for h Ja reign — Description of Ronie in the year 1513 — The ceremony of the Sacro Posuiio, ot formal occupation of tbe Lateran by a new Pontiff— Elaborate pieparations for the ptoceesion — Description of the pageant — Dccoration H and laudatory vctbca in the eily — Ag OBtino Chigi — Prograsor Lsi X. tba cbiaf lotron of RAphul of Urbino— Tb« Pop*^ n«glcct of Michc Un^df^Xi MMiiii Ebr ibn iicclod— Coiriri ATLi Dn or ili« L,h«ncn lor (he p«p4l Ikvoui of Michelingcio and Kaphj Fi— M-fhc Ein^Ha I4 Kt 10 ^Iga • fi^cde £m tlie chu Kh or Sin Lo(«iuo la lildiincc — £uly an Tuaini Bna: of ihc Pope xvidi l U^htcl — The titnt bfaiitffin lh rrrji Eiiie upon iinei«ni Romr and pitp Am a plin of ihc Cit)'— Sbddcn i Unc M and o/Ey ijcdib of i H« aitigi — Grj«# in Rtxnfr— Lci Uit of Ujttkiil and Cul JKJrt Jn^-BAl Juvl'B por U«it of t^X. ■Toit B ANO Statue of Giutu NO de' Medici , 157 Sji Mi£h4lanftia i* ikt titt P Siuri$ty Q/ S-*n Lorrnro. 263 Slatutbjr Micl Mtmmgtlomtlu Iittm Saen^o/Saitl.omto, Fiorti Kt. Luxurious quartcfs had likewise been provided for the eighteen cardinals^ and for such distinguished gucs Ls as the poet Sannaziaro, the thaiiibi-r Uiji Serapicii, the i Mpal secrrtan CTi ilemlw and Saddeto and others who had swelled the train of ) Uuiducci, p. (l Florcminc public pftkice ^e deserving of mort; aaendon than is usually paid to them.
acroai the dty — Return of the procettion — Letter of Gian-Giacomo Penni — Opening of the Leonine Age in Rome. isg Count Alberto Pb'a opinion of the new Pope — The private aima and ambitioiu character of Leo X.f l.ifo'* conriucw-Km airikis] participittfin ir «porr — Hit nc(loct of bu Rincttt — Suaii paid tot luwk« for Ihi papal iovwb bcfarc d K rop«'i dcttb. CHAPTER X d Coiv»n Mcr or tms Cuuiiial* Iteftriiluittoo felt M Lco* foticy in Ihc Sscied Colkcr— Hiit ewly MMndn Mlnna 10 Uw Cvdliu Jpte— Giulio dc* Uedlo It mid E Arch- blibap Of ytorenu. 'Qiui AO db' Medici (Cleueht VII.) 289 From i Mr ptlv Uing by Bronrifu » llu U^ri Ga Uiry, FUtrmct. In particular, the large composition de- picting the pnpal procession jusl described, with interesting view of the Piazza dclla Signoria in Vasari limr- ;\xk\ w Jlh Jtsuurious repres L'ntatlon of I, trri'x eighteen BCiu"lct'c Ud cardinals on mult-back, of the Pope himself borne alofi in his chutr of state, and of the papal train* which includes portraits of Bcmbo. Lorenzo de" Medici and of half the notabilities of the Lc:oninc Age, is especially worthy of careful inspfrc- tion by those who wish lo study the gayer and more plea^ng aspect of the life of the Italian Renaissance:^ ^M But Leo's first visit to his native town was of neces-^^ sity curtailed, for he was most anxious to reach his true destination. After kneeling beside the tomb of hiii fatht T In San Lorf^/n, whtrrc lo thtr r-dific^ifion of the impressed bystanders he m^de his orisons with tears streaming down his checks, and after spending some hours with the ailing Giutiano in the old mansion of his fitmily* Ixo prepared to leave Florence on 3rd Drccm* bt?