Allesandro, Giovanni De Medici, Fifty Young Men discussed on Harvard Classics

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Four. The whole world was now in warfare. Pope clement had sent to get some troops from giovanni msci and when they came they made such disturbances in rome that it was ill living in open shops on this account i retired to a good snug house behind the bianchi where i worked for all the friends i hit acquired since produced few things of much importance at that period. I need not waste time and talking about them. I took much pleasure. In music and amusements of the kind on the death of giovanni de medici in lombady. The pope at the advice of mr giacobbi salvia dismissed. The five vans eat engaged and when the constable of borbon knew that there were no troops in rome. He pushed his army with the utmost energy up to the city. The whole of rome upon this flew to arms. I happen to be intimate with allesandro. The son piero. Benny who at that time. When the colonists he entered rome had requested to guard his palace on this more serious occasion therefore he prayed to enlist fifty comrades for the protection of the said house appointing me as often as i had been when the colony became so i collected fifty young men in the highest courage and we took up our quarters in his palace with good pay. An excellent appointments bourbons army had now arrived before the walls of rome and allesandro beds to go with him to reconnoiter so we went with one of the status fellows in our company and on the way a youth culture chino. Della casa joined himself to us on reaching the walls by the campo santo. We could see that famous army which was making every effort to enter the town upon the ramparts where we took our station. Several young men were lying killed by the besiegers. The battle raged they're desperately and there was the densest fog imaginable. I turned to allesandro and said let us go home as soon as we can for. There is nothing to be done here you see. The enemies are mounting in. Our men are in flight. Allesandro in panic cried. Would god that we had never come here and turned in mattis taste to fly. I took him up somewhat sharply with these words. Since you brought me here. I must perform some action worthy of a man and directing my arquebuses where i saw the thickest most siri trooper fighting men. I aimed exactly at one whom i remarked to be higher than the rest. The fog prevented me from being certain whether he was on horseback or on foot. Then i turned to allesandro into chino and bad. Them discharge the archnemesis. Showing them how to avoid being hit by the besiegers. When we had fired two rounds a piece. I crept crossley up to the wall and observing among the enemy. Most extraordinary confusion. I discovered afterwards that one of our shots had killed the constable of bourbon and from what i subsequently learned. He was the man whom i had. I noticed above the heads of the rest quitting position on the ramparts. We crossed the campus onto and entered the city by saint peter's then coming out exactly at the church of santo oniolo. We got with the greatest difficulty to the great gate of the castle for the generals renzo to carry and orazio leoni were wounding and slaughtering everybody who abandoned the defense of the walls. By the time we had reached the great gate. Heart of the fomin had already entered rome and we had them in our rear. The castellane had ordered the portcullis to be lowered in order to do which cleared a little space and this enabled us for to get inside on the incident that i entered the captain polonium medici claimed me as being of the papal household and forced to abandon sandro..

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