The Lives of Pope Alexander VI and His Son Csar Borgia

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J. Campbell, 1844 - 232 pages
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Page 49 - Cicsar, yet lie affected to be content, since the pope, he found, was determined to confer the best of his secular dignities on his eldest son Francis, who at that time was made duke of Gandia by Ferdinand king of Castile and Arragon. Alexander VI. had five children by his mistress Vanozza; Francis and Caesar, already mentioned, two other sons, and a daughter named Lucretia.
Page 15 - But they may please know, that it is neither my choice or design to disparage the religion of any church or mortal, but to leave theological controversy to our ecclesiastical champions of profession. I therefore hope, as a lay admirer of truth, without choice or design to arraign any particular system of religion in a wicked professor, and even head thereof, I may be...
Page 95 - Chan, do again fwear by the true God, 'who made Heaven and Earth, and every Thing in them, in whom we believe, and 'whom we adore, that, if you, on your Part, agree to the above-mentioned Requeft, I Jkall, on my Part, perform and execute every Thing I have promijed.
Page 110 - The pretensions of the house of Anjou to the kingdom of Naples...
Page 21 - ... his past transgressions, treating as dross the wealth he had acquired, which ought, he said, to be restored to the poor, as it was rightfully theirs, he passed his life in churches and monasteries and hospitals, and established even in the eyes of his enemies, so says his biographer, the reputation of a Solomon for wisdom, a Job for patience, and a Moses for the dissemination of God's word. Rosa Vanozza alone was able to estimate the pious cardinal's conversion at its real worth. It proved to...
Page 160 - Italy, and consequently of their respective dominions, to find out some means to put a stop to the victorious career of the French, and to join with the other powers of Italy, in forming a league against them.

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