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it on a pole, and carried it directly to the viceroy, crying out, as they went, "Mafaniello is dead!"—" Let the king of Spain live, and let nobody hereafter prefume to mention the name of Mafaniello."
This bold action fo terrified the rabble, who, to the number of ten thousand or more, were affembled in the church and marketplace, that far from avenging the death of one that had lately ftood fo high in their esteem, they became stupified and motionless; affording, upon this occafion, a memorable inftance of the inconftancy of the populace. And those who from the beginning of the infurrection had loved Mafaniello to adoration, now calmly faw him murdered; his head taken off, and thrown into a ditch; and his body, as he had himself foretold, dragged through the streets of Naples, by the lowest of the mob.
Mafaniello was no fooner dead, than the nobility and gentry, who had not dared to ftir abroad during the commotions, now flocked in fhoals to congratulate the viceroy upon the happy event. After which, his Excellency, with the chief officers and magiftrates of the kingdom, went with great
folemnity to the church of Carmine, to offer up his thanks to Heaven for the deliverance he had experienced; and having again confirmed the articles of the last treaty, returned to his palace, with the univerfal acclamation of that very rabble, who, but a few days before, had pulled him by the whiskers, and offered him all manner of indignities.
Thus rofe and fell, Mafaniello d'Amalphi, the dread of the Spaniards, the avenger of public oppreffions, and the faviour of his country. Antiquity cannot furnish us with a fimilar example; and after ages will hardly believe to what a height of power this fisherman arrived at, who, trampling barefoot on a throne, and wearing a mariner's cap inftead of a diadem, in the space of four days, raised an army of above one hundred and fifty thousand men, and made himself master of one of the most populous cities in the world. In fhort, it may be averred, without exaggeration, that neither the most formidable tyrant, nor the most beloved prince, were ever so much dreaded, or fo foon obeyed, as Mafaniello was, during his fhort, but ftupendous reign. His orders were without reply; his decrees without appeal; and the destiny G g
of all Naples might be faid to have depended upon a fingle motion of his hand.
This is the more amazing, as he had never had any education, and had always paffed among those of his acquaintance, for a simple, joking fellow; and yet, all on a fudden, he was seen to act and fpeak as if he had been long converfant in politics, and the management of public affairs. In the very heat of the commotions, he made, and maintained the most useful orders and regulations, with more wifdom and difcretion than the wifeft legiflators, and the moft experienced generals, could have been capable of. With what art and addrefs did he not infinuate himself into the hearts of fo many thoufands, by far his fuperiors; encouraging the fearful, extolling the bold, reproaching the coward, and pathetically defcribing to all the miferable ftate of their country, and animating them to revenge and redrefs themfelves!
In fhort, when we reflect upon the magnitude of the enterprize which he projected and executed; the indefatigable affiduity with which he applied himself to it (an afliduity that robbed him of the hours of nou