Courts & Camps of the Italian Renaissance: Being a Mirror of the Life and Times of the Ideal Gentleman Court Baldassare Castiglione Derived Largely from His Own Letters and Other Contemporary Sources, to which is Added an Epitome of His Famous Work "The Book of the Courtier," with Appreciations & Annotations
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Page 191 - I call therefore a complete and generous education, that which fits a man to perform justly, skilfully, and magnanimously all the offices, both private and public, of peace and war.
Page 192 - Cortegiano, doth trimly teach; which book, advisedly read and diligently followed but one year at home in England, would do a young gentleman more good, I wis, than three years' travel abroad spent in Italy. And I marvel this book is no more read in the court than it is, seeing it is so well translated into English by a worthy gentleman, Sir Thomas Hoby, who was many ways well furnished with learning and very expert in knowledge of divers tongues.
Page 262 - Vouchsafe then, O thou most Almightie Spright ! From whom all guifts of wit and knowledge flow, To shed into my breast some sparkling light Of thine eternall Truth, that I may show Some...
Page 191 - The generall end therefore of all the booke is to fashion a gentleman or noble person in vertuous and gentle discipline...
Page 185 - I tell you,' he is reported to have said, ' one of the finest gentlemen in the world is dead.' ('Yo vos digo que es muerto uno de los mejores caballeros del mundo...
Page 192 - No proud ne golden court doth he set forth But what in Court a Courtier ought to be.
Page 192 - And suffer not thy sons to pass the Alps ; for they shall learn nothing there but pride, blasphemy, and atheism.
Page 192 - The best book that ever was written upon good breeding, II Corteggiano, by Castiglione, grew up at the little court of Urbino, and you should read it.
Page 189 - 1 nome sol di Roma ancor tenete, Ahi che reliquie miserande avete Di tant' anime eccelse e pellegrine ! Colossi, archi, teatri, opre divine, Trionfal pompe gloriose e liete, In poco cener pur converse siete, E fatte al vulgo vil favola al fine. Cosi, se ben un tempo al tempo guerra Fanno l'opre famose, a passo lento E l'opre ei nomi il tempo invido atterra. Vivrò dunque fra...