পাতা:সদগুণ ও বীর্য্যের ইতিহাস.djvu/৭৯

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-s og 1 s 33. . . Royal Guardian:

  • Henry king of Sicily, left at his death his son John, a child 22 months old, and entrusted the guardianship of him to his brother Ferdimand. No man enjoyed a fairer character than Ferdinand. He was wise and resolute in action, mild in his manners, distinguished among honorable men. The eyestherefore of the whole people were turned upon him as the man best calculated to govern the kingdom. But Ferdinand had no other desire than that of ad

ministering the government on behalf of his infant nephew. He was repeatedly requested to take upon himsels the crown, but he never listened to this request. When some of the nobles made this proposition to him, he reproved them with indignation, and told them that as his nephew was too young to defend his own right, they and he were the more bound to maintain it. He was one day informed, that the nobles intended in public council on the next day, to propose his taking the crown up