Isabella D'Este, Marchioness of Mantua, 1474-1539: A Study of the Renaissance, כרך 1

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עמוד 72 - I wish black cloth even if it cost ten ducats a yard. If it is only as good as that which I see other people wear, I had rather be without it.
עמוד 249 - Then Mary appeared, under a portico supported by eight pillars and began to repeat some verses from the Prophets, and while she spoke, the sky opened, revealing a figure of God the Father, surrounded by a choir of angels. No support could be seen either for His feet or for those of the angels, and six other seraphs hovered in the air, suspended by chains. In the center of the group was the Archangel Gabriel, to whom God the Father addressed His word, and after receiving his orders, Gabriel descended...
עמוד 288 - If Leonardo, the Florentine painter, is now in Florence, we beg you will inform us what kind of life he is leading, that is to say if he has begun any work, as we have been told, and what this work is, and if you think that he will remain for the present in Florence. Your Reverence might find out if he would undertake to paint a picture for our studio. If he consents, we would leave the subject and the time to him; but if he declines, you might at least induce him to paint us a little picture of...
עמוד 334 - ... vagabond on the face of the earth, I had bought a house for the price of 340 ducats. ... I can neither sell nor mortgage anything now, and I have many other debts, so it has come into my mind to help myself as best I can by parting from my dearest possessions, and (since this has often been asked of me) to sell my dear Faustina of antique marble. Necessity which compels us to do many things prompts me to write your Excellency on the subject, since, if I must part from it, I would rather you should...
עמוד viii - ... Julius II. and the tortuous policy of Leo X., and to preserve his duchy in the face of the most prolonged and determined opposition. Isabella lived to see the fulfilment of her fondest wish, when, in 1531, the newlycrowned Emperor, Charles V., visited Mantua and raised her eldest son to the rank of a Duke, while Pope Clement VII. bestowed a Cardinal's hat on her second son, Ercole. But it is above all as a patron of art and letters that Isabella d'Este will be remembered. In this respect she...
עמוד x - In her aims and aspirations, Isabella was a typical child of the Renaissance, and her thoughts and actions faithfully reflected the best traditions of the age. Her own conduct was blameless. As a wife and mother, as a daughter and sister, she was beyond reproach. But her judgments conformed to the standard of her own times, and her diplomacy followed the principles of Machiavelli and of Marino Sanuto. She had a strong sense of family affections, and would have risked her life for the sake of advancing...
עמוד 302 - When the crocodile is satiated with prey, he leaves the deeps to repose on the banks of the river, or on the shore of the sea. At such a time, none are so bold as to disturb his slumbers, or provoke his vengeance ; or, if any one, disregarding the dictates of prudence, or eager to display his intrepidity, ventures in such circumstances to attack him, it is at the imminent hazard of his life, and is for the most part attended...
עמוד 186 - Mantua], I rejoice to hear that the citizens of Faenza are so loyal and constant in their lord's cause, and feel that they have saved the honour of Italy. May God give them grace to persevere ! Not that I wish Duke Valentino any ill, but because neither this poor Signor nor his faithful, people deserve so hard a fate.
עמוד 89 - November 1491: Since we have learned, by experience, that you are as slow in finishing your work as you are in everything else, we send this to remind you that for once you must change your nature, and that if our stvdiolo is not finished on our return, we intend to put you into the dungeon of the Castello. And this, we assure you, is no jest on our part.
עמוד 14 - Venice, to buy gold-leaf and ultramarine for the decoration of the wedding chests. On his return he painted thirteen cassoni, for which he employed eleven thousand gold leaves, and designed the nuptial bed, as well as a magnificent chariot and gilded bucentaur which the Duke presented to his daughter.

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