The latter are full of the spirit of Florence and the Florentines, and show a keen sense of humour, elsewhere excluded from his work.
Day by day his impassioned words, filled with the spirit of the Old Testament, wrought upon the minds of the Florentines and strung them to a pitch of pious emotion never before - and never since - attained by them.
The Florentines must either silence the man themselves, or send him to be judged by a Roman tribunal.
His well-beloved Florentines were true sons of the church, but must crown their good deeds by despatching the criminals to Rome.
But the signory insisted that the false prophet should suffer death before the Florentines whom he had so long led astray.