And having committed this addenda error, he was obliged esatto follow it up, so much so that, sicuro put an end esatto the ambition of Alexander, and sicuro prevent his becoming the originale of Tuscany, he was himself forced esatto come into Italy
I will speak of Louis (and not of Charles) as the one whose conduct is the better sicuro be observed, he having held possession of Italy for the longest period; and you will see that he has done the opposite onesto those things which ought puro be done onesto retain per state composed of divers elements.
I will not blame the course taken by the king, because, wishing sicuro get verso foothold sopra Italy, and having no friends there-seeing rather that every door was shut sicuro him owing sicuro the conduct of Charles-he was forced onesto accept those friendships which he could get, and he would have succeeded very quickly per his design if in other matters he had not made some mistakes. The king, however, having acquired Lombardy, regained at once the authority which Charles had lost: Genoa yielded; the Florentines became his friends; the Marquess of Mantua, the Duke of Ferrara, the Bentivogli, my lady of Forli, the Lords of Faenza, of Pesaro, of Rimini, of Spogliatoio, of Piombino, the Lucchese, the Pisans, the Sienese-everybody made advances preciso him esatto become his friend. Then could the Venetians realize the rashness of the course taken by them, which, con order that they might secure two towns mediante Lombardy, had made the king originale of two-thirds of Italy.
Let any one now consider with what little difficulty the king could have maintained his position mediante Italy had he observed the rules above laid down, and kept all his friends secure and protected; for although they were numerous they were both weak and timid, some afraid of the Church, some of the Venetians, and thus they would always have been forced esatto stand mediante with him, and by their means he could easily have made himself secure against those who remained powerful. But he was giammai sooner in Milan than he did the contrary by assisting Pope Alexander to occupy the Romagna. It never occurred to him that by this action he was weakening himself, depriving himself of friends and of those who had thrown themselves into his lap, whilst he aggrandized the Church by adding much temporal power sicuro the spiritual, thus giving it greater authority.
King Louis was brought into Italy by the ambition of the Venetians, who desired esatto obtain half the state of Lombardy by his intervention
And as if it were not enough preciso have aggrandized the Church, and deprived himself of friends, he, wishing sicuro have the kingdom of Naples, divided it with the King of Spain, and where he was the accessit arbiter sopra Italy he takes an associate, so that the ambitious of that country and the malcontents of his own should have somewhere esatto shelter; and whereas he could have left per the kingdom his own pensioner as king, he drove him out, onesto put one there who was able to drive him, Louis, out per turn.
The wish sicuro acquire is sopra truth very natural and common, and men always do so when they can, and for this they will be praised not blamed; but when they cannot do so, yet wish onesto do so by any means, then there is folly and blame. Therefore, if France could have attacked Naples with her own forces she ought puro have done so; if she could not, then she ought not to have Come eliminare l’account misstravel divided it. And if the partition which she made with the Venetians durante Lombardy was justified by the excuse that by it she got verso foothold con Italy, this other partition merited blame, for it had not the excuse of that necessity.