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later. His reputation rested upon his history until 1857-58, when the Opere Inedite di Francesco Guicciardini were published. Among them are the Ricordo Politici, consisting of aphorisms on political and social topics, Storia Fiorentina, the Dialogo del Reggimento di Firenze, and Discorsi Politici. The publication of these writings raised his reputation as a political philosopher to the first rank. Parts of his correspondence have been published under the titles Considerazioni civili sopra l'istoria di Francesco Guicciardini (1582) and Legazione di Spagna (1825).

TRIAL AND DEATH OF SAVONAROLA.

The day after the death of King Charles (a day observed in many places by a celebration and solemnity of palms) ended the authority, the life, and doctrine of Savonarola ; who having been long time before accused by the Pope that he preached slanderously against the manners of the Clergy and Court of Rome, that he nourished sects and discords in Florence, and that his doctrine was not fully Catholic, and for those reasons called to Rome by many writs, refused to appear there, alleging many excuses: and therefore, after much ado, he was at last (the year before) separated by the Pope, with censures, from the fellowship of the Church : of which sentence (having abstained from preaching for certain months) he had easily obtained absolution, if he had long continued ; for that the Pope, who held slender reckoning of Savonarola, had proceeded against him more by the incensing and persuasion of his adversaries than any other occasion. But he, judging that it was for his silence, that his reputation came so to be diminished, or at least that it brake the purpose for the which he stirred (for he was principally advanced for his vehemence in preaching) he fell eftsoones to despise the Pope's commandments, and returned publicly to his old office ; wherein affirming that the censures published

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