By Niccolo Machiavelli, David Wooton
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Four hours go by without my feeling any anxiety. I forget every worry. I am no longer afraid of poverty, or frightened of death. I live entirely through them. And because Dante says there is no point in studying unless you remember what you have learned, I have made notes of what seem to me the most important things I have learned in my dialogue with the dead, and written a little book On princedoms7 in which I go as deeply as I can into the questions relevant to my subject. I discuss what a principality is, how many types of principality there are, how one acquires them, how one holds onto them, why one loses them.
Ridolfi and P. Ghiglieri, “I ghiribizzi al Soderini,” La bibliofilia 72 (1970), 53–74; M. Martelli, “ ‘I ghiribizzi’ a Giovan Battista Soderini,” Rinascimento 9 (1969), 147–80. 12. Carlo Dionisotti, “Machiavelli, Cesare Borgia e don Micheletto” , in his Machiavellerie (Turin: Einaudi, 1980), 3–59. See Roslyn Pesman Cooper, “Machiavelli, Francesco Soderini and Don Michelotto,” Nuova rivista storica 66 (1982), 342–57, and Robert Black, “Machiavelli, Servant of the Florentine Republic,” in Machiavelli and Republicanism, ed.